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post #121 of 148
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midwestmom... one of the best icings for this method is the Wilton class buttercream. It's really good if you use hi-ratio shortening, but even if you use Crisco, you just need to 'up' the amount of flavoring you use to get rid of the Crisco taste. I also go a little scant on the Crisco to help the grease factor. A lot of people do half Crisco and half butter, but that gives it a pale yellowish color. Any recipe that crusts should be fine though!
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post #122 of 148
I've been searching & searching for a 'crusting' buttercream recipe. I guess I was just hoping somebody would post a few recipes here. I use the recipe that's in the Wilton's beginner's book. 1/2 c butter, 1/2 c crisco, 2 t milk, vanilla.
post #123 of 148
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That's the recipe I'm talking about!! I don't have any other recipes that crust or I would definitely share them! Sorry!! icon_redface.gif

Perhaps someone else will swing in here and save my butt!! icon_lol.gif
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post #124 of 148
Okay great, thanks. I thought the crusting bc was some special recipe & I just couldn't find it anywhere. I'm excited to try this out. icon_smile.gif
post #125 of 148
I can't wait to tray this . Thanks so much.
post #126 of 148
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Oh, no, the crusting BC is not a specific recipe, it just refers to any recipe that kind of dries to the touch when exposed to the air. That Wilton recipe works great, just test it with your favorite flavorings to really make it taste great! Good luck, hope you enjoy it! You too, Ivanna!
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post #127 of 148
Honestly, Melvira, I'm wondering if there's any powdered sugar buttercream that this method won't work with.

We should do some experimenting.

I'm the one who mentioned to you that it worked with my all-butter buttercream after brief refrigeration.


Has anyone tried this method on a buttercream and had it not work?
post #128 of 148
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Oh yah!! I knew someone had told me that but I couldn't recall exactly who! I think it's really a matter of patience and timing... letting it crust, or sit in the fridge long enough, but getting it before it gets too dry and starts to crack!!
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post #129 of 148
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Originally Posted by midwestmom

Okay great, thanks. I thought the crusting bc was some special recipe & I just couldn't find it anywhere. I'm excited to try this out. icon_smile.gif



At first I thought crusting bc was some special recipe also. I kept reading different posts on CC until someone explained it as Melvira has. thumbs_up.gif

I use the Wilton Recipe but use 3/4C Crisco and no butter. I use vanilla, butter, and almond flavorings. I do not use meringue powder in mine except when I am making roses.

Diane
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post #130 of 148
yay! i can't wait to play too! it's 9pm and my boys are up in bed and my dh is out, so i can't go get a roller, but tomorrow is another day and i am going shopping! icon_biggrin.gif

can i ask an embarassing ?? does this work with canned frosting too?
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thanks, melvira, for posting this. you are a god-send!
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post #131 of 148
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Originally Posted by jescapades

yay! i can't wait to play too! it's 9pm and my boys are up in bed and my dh is out, so i can't go get a roller, but tomorrow is another day and i am going shopping! icon_biggrin.gif

can i ask an embarassing ?? does this work with canned frosting too?
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thanks, melvira, for posting this. you are a god-send!



You could try it on canned frosting but I doubt it would work. Are you talking about canned frosting you buy in the store or Wilton Buttercream?

Diane
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post #132 of 148
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Canned frosting? CANNED FROSTING? Ahhhhh! GROSS! I AM SO SURE!! hahahah! Just giving you grief! I have no idea if it would work. People have said that it works on non-crusting frosting as long as you put it in the fridge for a little bit to let it set up! Let us know how it works!
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post #133 of 148
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Originally Posted by Melvira

Canned frosting? CANNED FROSTING? Ahhhhh! GROSS! I AM SO SURE!! hahahah! Just giving you grief! I have no idea if it would work. People have said that it works on non-crusting frosting as long as you put it in the fridge for a little bit to let it set up! Let us know how it works!



i was just curious. you know, just in case someone wanted to try it. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #134 of 148
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HAHAHAHA!! OHHHHH! I see... you were asking just in case someone ELSE wanted to try it!! hehehehehe! Bless your heart for thinking of others! icon_wink.gif
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post #135 of 148
that's what i'm here for!
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