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Cali4Dawn-Icing Question!

post #1 of 12
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Hello! It's me again! Thanks so much for your buttercream recipe-I use it exclusively now! How long will it keep without refridgeration? I have a cake on Tuesday, but was thinking about how far in advance I'd like to complete it... icon_lol.gif
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post #2 of 12
Well.. hahahahahaha..... I use it several days old without any weariness. I recently told on this forum about my buttercream icing experiment.

I made some buttercream on December 8, 2004 and placed about 1 pound of it in an airtight container. Every couple of weeks I check on it. I smell it and even taste it. So far it tastes and feels the same as the day I made it. I would never put it on a cake. But it's been fun seeing how long it has lasted.
post #3 of 12
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Thanks Ms. Dawn! I guess I can make it tonight and not get anyone sick on Tuesday-LOL! Thanks so much for the recipe (real butter-there's nothing like it!) and the helpful hints! Have a super weekend!
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post #4 of 12
Dawn
What recipe of yours is she referring to? I would love to try it on my next project.

Last night I used the 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening recipe and it was better than all shortening but just didn't knock my socks off. You know what I mean.
post #5 of 12
cali4dawn,

Do you have your buttercream icing in the recipes section. I've been trying different recipes to see which one is the best and I would love to try your recipe.

Thanks a bunch
post #6 of 12
1.5 cups butter
1 cup shortening
2 Tablespoons flavoring
2 cups powdered sugar

This makes a stiff consistency. Add milk or creamer to thin down.
post #7 of 12
W icon_surprised.gif W, you really only use 2 cups of powdered sugar to all of that butter and shortening or did you mean 2 pounds
post #8 of 12
I just knew somebody else would catch this! Talk about your greasy icing!

But we knew that it was just a typo, Cali! Janice
post #9 of 12
pounds- sorry! See, I shouldn't be allowed on this thing so late at night... I lead my dear friends astray! Thanks so much for catching that!!!
post #10 of 12
Dawn

Which flavoring do you use for your recipe?

Pure Vanilla
Clear vanilla

Have you tried it with vanilla and almond flavoring?

By the way, I tried your recipe for the first time last night and it was soooooo good. I accidentally put pure vanilla in my icing and the icing turn colors slightly. I had to make a new batch of icing b/c my customer wanted white.
post #11 of 12
I use whatever flavor I want to go with the cake. I may use vanilla, I may use butter, i may use almond or strawberry. I have even used Rootbeer extract. It's all up to you.
post #12 of 12
When you use vanilla is it pure or clear?
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