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I am making a cake for my sons first birthday at the end of the month, using a Winnie the Pooh Wilton cake pan...what is the best/flavorful icing to use? I usually just use cans because I don't have enough time....any suggestions?? birthday.gif
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Originally Posted by DamiensMom

I am making a cake for my sons first birthday at the end of the month, using a Winnie the Pooh Wilton cake pan...what is the best/flavorful icing to use? I usually just use cans because I don't have enough time....any suggestions?? birthday.gif



i personally love dawns buttercream icing! its delicious!
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post #3 of 17
For my BCT I used cali4dawn recipe , but used 1cup of buttter and 1 cup of shortening ( instead of 1/2 cup and 3 sticks of butter ).
The icing was very good and my SIL said it was the best icing she ever tasted....


Annie
post #4 of 17
I think a recipe that is half shortening, half butter would be a really good icing to use on a character cake (lots of stars?) It will hold up well without melting and taste great. I hear Dawn's recipe is really good.
http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1602-28-ButterCream-Icing-for-Frozen-Transfers.html

I have my own favorite too. It's here...
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1948-0-Butter-Cream-with-real-butter-for-decorators.html

And this recipe has a really high rating but I haven't tried it yet.
http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1610-1-No-Crust-Buttercream-Icing.html

You'll be amazed at the difference in taste between making your own and buying the tubs at the store. It will be much easier to decorate with too since you can adjust the consistency so your stars will hold their shape much better.
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
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post #5 of 17
I highly recommend Dawn's recipe, I have gotten the most rave reviews on it.
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post #6 of 17
Hi. I have been decorating with bc for many years. Now i am trying whipped cream for the first time. Do any of you do flowers with whipped vream? I am trying roses, but they will not hold shape. I am ready to use royal iced roses, but would rath not. Can someone pleeeese tell me what I am doing wrong? I am using Rich's whipped topping an cqnnot seam to get it any heavier than it is after beating for 15 minutes. Thanks
post #7 of 17
ok i have my own recipe that i use.... but i found this one and made it and its the best i ever had... taste just like the stuff from a bakery... and not overly sweet
2 c shortening
1 stick butter
1/4 to 1/2 c heavy cream
2 # powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
post #8 of 17
Hi,

Can someone share Dawns BC recipe with me. I am new to cake decorating and use all the help I can get. This site is wonderfull, I enjoy reading everyones comments and suggestions--they are all so helpful
Thanks,
Debbie
post #9 of 17
Dawn's recipe is for sure the way to go. I usually use 1c shortening to 3 sticks of butter, but you have to work quick.


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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Gaut

Hi,

Can someone share Dawns BC recipe with me. I am new to cake decorating and use all the help I can get. This site is wonderfull, I enjoy reading everyones comments and suggestions--they are all so helpful
Thanks,
Debbie



Here it is...

http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1602-28-ButterCream-Icing-for-Frozen-Transfers.html
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
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post #11 of 17
Does everyone really sift the sugar 5x?

Deb
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post #12 of 17
I buy 10x sugar so I won't have to sift at all.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by DamiensMom

I am making a cake for my sons first birthday at the end of the month, using a Winnie the Pooh Wilton cake pan...what is the best/flavorful icing to use? I usually just use cans because I don't have enough time....any suggestions?? birthday.gif



For all my kid's birthday cakes I use buttercream with all Crisco because in case they want to do an outdoors party, it stays well in the heat. Also, the creamy thick texture is wonderful for pipping....

Wilton's buttercream Recipe

2 cups of Crisco (shortening)
1 bag of 2 lbs of confectioners sugar (10x)
2 tablespoons of meringue powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon of almond extract (optional but improves the flavor)
4 tablespoons of water or milk for thick consistency

6 tablespoons of water or milk for medium consistency
8 tablespoons of water or milk for thin consistency
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post #14 of 17
Lisa, I know you use the Viva papertowel method for smoothing cakes, but can your icing recipe be smoothed with the Viva papertowels?
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by ntertayneme

Lisa, I know you use the Viva papertowel method for smoothing cakes, but can your icing recipe be smoothed with the Viva papertowels?


I'm not Lisa but....
Did you mean without?
I have smoothed Dawn's buttercream without paper towels, I use the hot spatula method. I dip my spatula into a tall glass of boiling hot water for about 5 seconds, and then dry off with a towel, and then smooth out my cake. It works great!
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