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post #1 of 71
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I was on a quest to find a lighter yet still slightly crusting frosting similiar to costco's that would withstand some decorating and being out of the fridge. I tried this one:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2019-Whipped-Cream-Buttercream-Frosting.html

And it was wonderful! A bit tedious in the making but it turned out to be a very light, creamy, non-gritting, good tasting frosting!! It might become my new everyday icing!!
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post #2 of 71
How was it in regards to sweetness? I have had a few customers asking if I had an icing that wasn't as sweet and I had to say no.
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post #3 of 71
I think I will have to try that one. Does it go on really smoothly without spending a bunch of extra time getting it really smooth? And is it good for piping? May have to make up a "just for me" cake to try it out.
post #4 of 71
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It is not very sweet at all. As DH said it doesn't give you a toothache eating it. I haven't tried smoothing it yet but I think it should probably work out well with a hot knife. I don't think it will crust hard like regular bc but probably some. I'm going to try tonight to do some decorations and smoothing. After trying 3-4 recipes last night, I had to quit and clean up the mess!
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post #5 of 71
Yeah, that mess! Don't you wish we could just wave a magic wand and it would all go away?!!!!
post #6 of 71
It is not a true CRUSTING icing like some buttercream. BUT it smoothes out ok. Also if you dont want the shine , you can dust a papertowel with corn starch and smooth it with that. This has become the most popular icing for wedding cakes. Oh and now this is the ONLY one I use for whipped fruit filling like whipped strawberry or raspberry. Delish!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #7 of 71
I'm looking for something that tastes like DH frosting?? would this work??
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post #8 of 71
I've been wanting to try this recipe but I noticed that it only had 3 stars so I was a bit iffy about it. Thanks for the input. Now I'm going to try it!
post #9 of 71
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Thanks tirby for the tips. I'm going to try it out tonight and see how it decorates. I'll report in the morning!!
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post #10 of 71
I use a variation of this recipe exclusively for all my cakes, LOVE it!! (Mine is made all in one bowl) Been using it for a few years now.

( It's called Charlotte's Buttercream and Creamy Dreamy on a few other cake boards)
post #11 of 71
..I'm going to have to give that one a try. FOr customers that want a "not so sweet" icing, I've been using a modified Dream Whip icing..it tastes great but I'm still looking for something a little better! thanks for the tip!
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post #12 of 71
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsMissey

..I'm going to have to give that one a try. FOr customers that want a "not so sweet" icing, I've been using a modified Dream Whip icing..it tastes great but I'm still looking for something a little better! thanks for the tip!



I tried the dreamy cream recipe in the recipes section here but I don't like it nearly as much. Maybe I didn't put enough flavor it in. I did use what I made to make chocolate frosting which is very good.
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post #13 of 71
My goodness!! the amount of crisco used is so much. Does it have an oily feel to it.

I will be interested to hear the result of the piping and smoothing on this.

If it doesn't have that oily feel to it I will use it too.
post #14 of 71
gma, I was wondering the same thing. Does the boiling water help the mouth feel of the crisco?
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post #15 of 71
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No, it did not have an greasy after-taste/feel. It really is the same amount of crisco that you would use in regular buttercream. I think if I make it again I'll try some regular butter in it and cut down the fat ratio.
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