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Whimsical Bakehouse Buttercream

post #1 of 27
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Just wanted to let you know that the Whimsical Bakehouse Buttercream is to die for, it is delicious. I don't think you could do a lot of flowers with it as it is just too soft, but to ice a cake it is a breeze! And the way it takes color! It is so nice to work with and pipe things. Just wanted to share. I also wanted to thank llee for her 'idea' of using a fondant onsie. I will load the pictures once I get home. The only thing I don't like about this cake is that I can't have any! icon_cry.gif I started the South Beach Diet on Tuesday and I am in the no carb faze. (Of course I had to taste the frosting though, so I had a couple of teaspoons! icon_biggrin.gif )

Have a great day everyone!


Melissa
post #2 of 27
It is delicious and it is very easy to make and work with. I decorated my "her" shower cake with it in the gallery and everyone loved it! For buttercream it is very light and fluffy!

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post #3 of 27
Now see I thought that this bc TASTED great but was horrible to work with. I have tried it on at least 3 different occasions and each time I had a horrible time with bubbles in the icing. It was also WAY too soft to decorate with, IMO (even after sticking the batch in the refrigerator to firm it up a bit). I do agree that it takes colors beautifully though...

FWIW
post #4 of 27
Ok which buttercream are you guys using seeing there are two differant recipes in the book.

here are my observations:

House Buttercream ( confectioners sugar and vegetable shortening based) -> tastes good, too soft for my liking and not good for travelling.

Kaye's Buttercream ( basically the same is Italian Meringue as it is egg white/sugar based). -> LOVE it.. this is now my buttercream of choice, holds up wonderfully, light and fluffy and not too sweet.
post #5 of 27
I've only tried the house buttercream.

Try using less water in the recipe. It says 1C or 3/4C on a hot day. Maybe that will help and make it easier for you to work with.

Deb
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post #6 of 27
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I used the house buttercream. I agree, it was really wet and I split the difference between the 1 cup and 3/4 cup. I added powdered sugar to it and some more butter at the end trying to stiffen it up a bit, but it didn't really do much. I got a lot of compliments on the frosting, but a couple of people said it was gritty. The one said she is just to used to her cousin's cakes who does them out of her home and her frosting is really smooth. This is the 4th buttercream recipe I have tried. I don't know. What do you all think is the best buttercream recipe? Is it one of those things that comes down to you can't please everyone all the time?

I tried Dawns, liked it a lot. Have this other one that I also like a lot, but it is the heavier kind, not whipped.
post #7 of 27
I agree with the "you can't please all of the people all of the time". Maybe it was gritty because the added the pwd sugar after the fact instead of to the hot water and it didn't dissolve fully?

Deb
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post #8 of 27
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Deb, you are probably right. I ask other people and they didn't think it was gritty.... AGHHH

You know, I should just decide on which recipe's of BC I am going to make and stick to it. I can offer this one and another crusting one and that is it.

Maybe I need to have frosting test day at my house.
post #9 of 27
I'm still trying new ones all the time. I like the Bakehouse recipe but it won't work for all of my cakes so I use other recipes too. I haven't found the "perfect" recipe yet but I got rave reviews on the Bakehouse one.

Good Luck!
Debbie
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post #10 of 27
Where could I find the recipe to the Whimsical Buttercream icing?
post #11 of 27
it is in the book the Whimsical Bakehouse. I have it at home and can post this weekend unless someone has it handy.

Deb
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post #12 of 27
I hope you get to post it Deb, I'd love to try it... I've basically stuck with one icing recipe but I'm always willing to try another ... the one I use is just too sweet ... it's very easy to smooth, but it's nothing but shortening and confectioner's sugar, flavoring and water... it does taste good but is just way too sweet for my liking ... I'd love to find the perfect recipe too.. one that I can still smooth w/the Viva papertowel, that's not too sweet and still taste good! That's not asking too much now is it?? icon_biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 27
I'll do it this weekend!

Debbie
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post #14 of 27
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There is no way to smooth the whimsical bakehouse frosting, it does not crust. It is more of a whipped icing.
post #15 of 27
o.k., someone please post the recipe for kaye's buttercream icing. i have a few customers who don't like their icing too sweet, but i haven't found an icing to my liking!
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