Dreamsicle Buttercream

“Orange Dreamsicle”… enough said!

My favorite paring for this icing is wedding cake! I 1st made it with a dreamsicle cake and it was heavenly! It’s my absolute favorite icing recipe…It tastes buttery with out any butter flavor. It stands up well in heat and is easy to work with.
This is a white buttercream. Add color to surprise your guests!


  • 1 1/2 cup shortening (or for higher temps 3/4 c. shortening, 3/4 c. high ratio shortening)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp butter flavor
  • 1/2 tsp orange flavor
  • 1 tsp Creme Bouquet flavor
  • pinch of popcorn salt
  • 5 tbsp whipping cream
  • 6-7 tbsp half & half
  • 2 lb bag of powder sugar


  1. Cream shortening until there are no lumps. 
  2. Scrape down and add all flavors and salt and cream again.
  3. Add cream and half & half and blend on low-medium until all liquid is incorporated.
  4. Add powder sugar 1/2 bag at a time and scrape down well. Beat for several minutes to make for creamy and less gritty.
  5. Add more or less half & half depending on the consistency you need.

Comments (10)


Creambouquet is an emulsion that I got from my local specialty cake store. I've seen lots of places it could be ordered from on line. This recipe does not have to be refrigerated due to the fat content. Shelf life is 2 weeks on counter, 1 month in fridge, several months in freezer.


OK I made this frosting this past weekend and I must say it was not my favorite. In fact I probably wouldn't make it again. Unfortunately didn't taste anything like a Dreamsicle. Some others may like it; just not for me or my guests.


want to try this receipe but don't have the cream bouquet flavor, has anyone done it with out it? I made the dreamsicle cake and thought this would go great together. I need to make the frosting for tomorrow. If anyone can help me about the cream bouquet flavor it would be very helpful, or can I just leave it out?


grammy1963 asks How can you use the real orange juice and not have it curdle.  I like to use the real thing but it always curdles.  Any help out there?


"It tastes buttery with out any butter flavor."

So what exactly is the third ingredient....??? I'm reading 'BUTTER FLAVOUR'....

Anybody else confused here or is it just me???

And what on earth is a Dreamsickle when its at home??? 


gfbaby, I'm confused by that as well. I was excited to read this recipe, but since the only review of someone who made it was negative, I think I'll skip it.


First of all, dreamsicle is a creamy orange flavor.  Ok I am 60, we use to buy the ice cream popsicles years ago. So so good.  I read you have a butter flavor with out the butter.  I have been making cakes for decades. Maybe I just knew what she meant.  She is saying you use the butter flavoring instead of sticks of butter which not only is expensive but makes icing  soft.

Cream bouquet is the best thing ever! I use it in my white BOX cake mix. Yes I am not a scientist and they have the ingredients down. I get best reviews and more request. Have not tried it in BC but I will after reading this. I only use magic line.  Have tries princess, CK and others, not a good flavor.  Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try it. Always looking for new flavors. Don't skip it because of others taste or failure in the making of it.  Have faith in your self and be your own judge. Dcr cakes