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post #16 of 28
Oh, forgot to add that I used the hot spatula method to smooth out my cake and it worked very nicely. I will add the cake to my photos so you can see. It will have a small basket on the top of it. This is the first cake we made in my begining decorating class.
post #17 of 28
Polishmommy, I made your Dream Whip Icing recipe today to do some cupcakes. I used just over 1 tbsp flour. Very good! I am impressed and I really like it. This is a keeper. Thank you for the recipe very much. I think the Dream Whip gives it a little bit of taste and it is not as sugary as the regular shortening buttercreams I have tried.

Off to play in frosting.... thumbs_up.gif
post #18 of 28
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That recipe looks really good, Beebug! Glad you liked it. My next experiment is going to be to use 1/2 cup butter in place of the same amount of Crisco. Maybe it will be too soft...but I have to try it!

Ivanabacowboy, I got a laugh out of your location. I'm originally from Ohio. Glad you liked it. Feel free to experiment with it. I originally got the recipe from a Wilton site post and then tweaked it some. Everyone is going to need something a little different. icon_smile.gif

We were at a wedding this weekend (I didn't make the cake, no way!) and people I know said "I wish they used your icing on the cake." Hehe, that's how you know you're doing something right...
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post #19 of 28
Polishmommy & Ivanabacowboy: what part of Ohio? I live in southern Ohio, so I'm sure that you too are feeling this heat wave lately..

How does his icing hold up in the heat and high humidity?

Thanks!
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post #20 of 28
I am nothern Ohio-Cleveland area. Actually work in downtown Cleveland. The heat is something-that we have had so many days this summer over 90' lol!

As far as heat and humidity, no frosting is indestructible. Since shortening is the only fat, it it would holdup better than a meringue-buttercream or butter-buttercream. You may be able to add a little meringue powder to further stabilize it (or to do roses-it is like a medium consistency). But I think when it's 90' or better outside, all bets are off on any frosting surviving for long.
post #21 of 28
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I'm now in MA but I'm originally from a small town near New Philadelphia, south of Canton. small world, huh?
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post #22 of 28
Very small world!!

Thank goodness the weather is starting to either cool off or the humidity level is dropping.
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post #23 of 28
I will have to try out Polishmommy and melissablack's recipes for the dreamwhip. I made it once using a recipe on here, but it was a little gritty the first day, but the next day, it was fine.

Ivanabacowboy--I'm originally from Ohio--north of Dayton--and will be travelling there over the Labor Day weekend. I hope the weather is cooler when I get there. It's hot enough here in Arizona. Would like some cooler weather for a few days. lol
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post #24 of 28
This is my first post. I have tried all three of these and liked them all. The icing consistancy was great and crusted well. My only question did anyone else notice a bitter after taste. I couldn't help to think that the icing was great tasting it then after wards I had this bitter tart taste in my mouth. Any body else have this problem. Could it be the dream Whip? after taste or do I just have weird taste buds. Thanks for your help. I am on a quest to find the "perfect buttercream"

abcmommie
post #25 of 28
This is my first post. I have tried all three of these and liked them all. The icing consistancy was great and crusted well. My only question did anyone else notice a bitter after taste. I couldn't help to think that the icing was great tasting it then after wards I had this bitter tart taste in my mouth. Any body else have this problem. Could it be the dream Whip? after taste or do I just have weird taste buds. Thanks for your help. I am on a quest to find the "perfect buttercream"

abcmommie
post #26 of 28
I have tried Dream Whip in my cakes, especially my 3D ones!! It's so good and not too sweet! Any one else done this?
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post #27 of 28
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abcmommie, I haven't experienced a bitter aftertaste. Not sure what could have caused that. Do you use clear vanilla? Some people find that to have a funny taste...if so you can try pure vanilla. That's the only thing I could think of...

I have some new yummy variations for you guys:

Chocolate Dreamy Cream:
add 1 cup cocoa powder and 3T water

you can SMELL the chocolate in this, it made my mouth water when I re-entered the room with the iced cake in it!!!

Hazelnut Dreamy Cream:
add 1 cup Nutella and 1-2T water

this is really rich! but when I added 1/2 cup Nutella I didn't think the taste was strong enough..next time I'll try that again to see for sure...
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post #28 of 28
Nutella! OH YUM! icon_biggrin.gif

I also have not noticed a bitter aftertaste, and have made a number of batches of the recipe, so it may be your vanilla. I have also added a bit of candy oils. Cheesecake, cherry, coffee and pina colada. YUM! (I had some leftover icing and was just testing out the flavorings to sample before endeavoring it on a cake lol!)

Another thing I like about the Dream Whip recipe is that one cake I made I then covered with a cake dome. Which of course seals in moisture. The icing 2 days later was very glossy and pretty-sort of like a meringue BC. But it still held the shapes and didnt "melt" or anything. Just looked really pretty.

I will try the chocolate cocoa variation this weekend. I like using ganache but covering a cake in ganache and filling it with ganach it ends up being verrrrryyyyy rich. I used a lot of ganache in my miniature pastries and a few "undecorated" cakes just garnished with chocolate curls and pirouettes (sp?). So I was looking for a lighter chocolate icing to use with ganache filling. I will try the Dream Whip in chocolate.

A big note: DO NOT use the cheapie Dream Whip substitutes. There are a few brands. I tried one. YUCK-it tasted like flour and cornstarch! ONLY Dream Whip brand.
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