Decorating By Mbrown. Updated 6 Oct 2015 , 2:40am by craftybanana2

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Mbrown. Posted 4 Oct 2015 , 1:00pm
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Hello, my name is Margaret. I have been looking for a good thick buttercream recipe. Any suggestions on the best recipe i can use?

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julia1812 Posted 5 Oct 2015 , 4:48am
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What type of buttercream are you looking for? American, Meringue or German? There are many recipes here on cc. Just use the search function in the upper right corner. ..

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Mbrown. Posted 5 Oct 2015 , 11:15pm
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The American buttercream 

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cupcakemama3 Posted 6 Oct 2015 , 2:18am
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Designmeacake.com has crusting buttercream recipes. They also suggest using high ratio shortening which I always do now. Makes the smoothest prettiest finishes on your cake and so much easier to work with! I also use all shortening and no butter. I live in the south where it is hot and humid. My icing just holds up better this way. 

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craftybanana2 Posted 6 Oct 2015 , 2:40am
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Here's one: http://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/6992/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

You can use all butter if you prefer. But as cupcakemama said, shortening works best for hot/humid areas, and hi-ratio holds up even better because of the trans-fats. If you want a thick buttercream, don't add so much liquid. To thicken it, add more powdered sugar (10x cane sugar is best). I use it with all butter, but it's always been in air conditioning.

Another good one is Sugarshack's recipe: http://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/5313/sugarshacks-buttercream-icing

I've also found this one good too: http://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/22469/2-icing, but I use only 2 cup of fat (butter) since it's a bit too greasy with 4 cups.

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