I have been following this thread and I CAN'T WAIT to try this new recipe!!!! I am so excited, because I have several outdoor weddings this summer, and I've been worrying like crazy about the buttercream sliding off the cakes!!! Hopefully this will be a miracle humidity buster!!
Thanks, Val, for sharing this recipe with all of us!!!!
Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. ~ Michael Landon
I just to have to sing this recipes praises again, and a big thank you again to Val for sharing it! It is simply the best crusting bc ever! I have always been a 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening person...but not anymore! Val's recipe sets up immediately. Literally I can ice the cake and take my roller (melvira method) and smooth the icing right then, no waiting, it seems to crust immediately. It makes it so much quicker to smooth and ice a cake. It tastes wonderful, not too sweet, just perfect! You would never guess it was an all shortening recipe. And the biggest bonus is making it....powdered sugar doesn't fly everywhere with this recipe, so it doesn't make a mess and since you add sugar only twice, it is soo much quicker to make! Cake life has become much easier for me with this recipe! Oh, and add melted white chocolate, the best tasting white chocolate bc ever! If you haven't tried it you have too!
So I just made another batch of this. I made the full batch this time and the entire amount of sugar, I had to add just a little extra milk. Its PERFECT!!!! Val I think you have made alot of people really happy!!! I used the full 1/2 cup of milk then added about 2 tablespoons of French vanilla creamer. It's really good! Now I'm just waiting to see if the yellow I put in it darkens up at all since I need it more of a yellowish gold.
Ok. Choc. didn't turn out too bad. I added 2-1oz. squares of melted and cooled unsweetened baking choc. to the crisco mix after it was beaten. then at the end the icing was a little thick so I added about 1/4c hershery choc. syrup. Oh.. I added about 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon because I was putting it on a vanilla cinnamon cake. The icing still crusted well. Think I might try melted milk choc. next time.