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Sugar Shack Icing in 4.5 KA?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Has anyone tried Sugar Shacks Icing recipe in a 4.5 or 6 KA?

I actually tried it in my 6 last night and the results weren't very good. There was a lot of air incorporated into it. I put it in bowls in small batches and worked by hand with a spatula and it smoothed up pretty well. But I don't really want to do this every time. I thought it might do better in the 4.5.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Diane
post #2 of 20
I've actually done it in both. I didn't have good luck with the 6 qt either so I upped everything a little and it filled out the bowl more and worked great. The 4.5 worked great as is. I seem to have to add alot of liquid so you might want to start a few tabs less at first so you don't over do it. Maybe it's the brand of ps I'm using.

The 4.5 is:
4 1/2 cups hi-ratio shortening
4 lbs powdered sugar
4 tab flavoring
2 tsp salt
12 tab coffee creamer mixture


The 6 qt is:
7 cups hi-ratio shortening
6 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 tab flavoring
1 tab salt
22 tab coffee creamer mixture
post #3 of 20
not to sound like a nit picker.. but shouldn't the ratio between the hi ratio and ps be the same 1:1?

like 4.5 pds of ps to 4.5 cups of hi ratio?
Christi
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post #4 of 20
In her recipe posted on the site for a 5 qt she has 5 1/2 cups of shortening to 5 lbs of ps. I have done it both ways (by accident) with a 1:1 and 1:1.25 and there really isn't much difference. Whichever way works for you.
post #5 of 20
Thanks Patty icon_biggrin.gif
Christi
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post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks Patty! I am gonna give it a try tonight.

I really liked the way it smoothes and my cake didn't crack when I moved it. Yeah!!!!!!

I appreaciate the help.

Diane
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
pjcakes:

I was wondering if you use the wedding flavoring or the creme bouquet?

I posted this but didn't get a response from anyone.

Do you know if the creme bouquet is stronger than the wedding flav?

Sorry to keep asking so many questions. I have just gotten the creme bouquet and I'm not quite sure how much to use. Seems pretty strong to me.

Thanks,

Diane
post #8 of 20
now is this a fondant like icing because you were saying you worked it with your hands...? I am confused sorry
post #9 of 20
I have never tried the wedding bouquet. I did use the creme bouquet but I didn't like it. It tasted to citrusy to me. I use 4 tab for the 4.5 qt and I use 2 butter and 2 vanilla. Also, I add 2 tsp of salt in with the shortening and liquid to cut some of the sweetness. ;
post #10 of 20
i've halved the recipe in my 4.5q and it works great! i tried the whole recipe in it the other night and i had to take some out to make two batches.

diamondjacks, i think diane means she stirred it by hand.

i use flavored coffee creamer, so i don't use additional flavoring, but i bet you could use anything!
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post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
diamondjacks: yes I meant that I just stirred it by hand. Sorry for the confusion.

jescapades and pjcakes: thanks so much for the helpful information.

Diane
post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjaycakes


The 4.5 is:
4 1/2 cups hi-ratio shortening
4 lbs powdered sugar
4 tab flavoring
2 tsp salt
12 tab coffee creamer mixture



I know this is an older thread but I may want to try this and am confused about the creamer mixture. How much water or is it milk to make the mixture?
Thanks,
Susie
post #13 of 20
Susie, you would use = amounts of powder coffee creamer and very hot to boiling water.

EXP. 1/2 cup coffer creamer & 1/2 cup hot water, this will then end up making you a cup of liquid, make sure stir it well.

Here are some links that may be of some help also.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4ibkH0V_4&feature=related

http://www.sugaredblog.blogspot.com/

This shows a little video about her BC dvd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeEOMdiSkGw&feature=related

http://www.sugaredproductions.com/ web site were you find out more about the dvd's she has.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-606401-.html

Here is a link were they talk about flavorings and some other things to do with this recipe. http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605006-.html

Heres a link to the thread about her icing recipe and tips, beware it is very long, but a wonderful thread.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cak......html+tips

Hope these links can help.
God Bless,
Sharon
My grand babies are the fruits in my pie, the sugar in my candy, the sweetness in my cake, the flavor in my icing, the royal on my cookies, the decoration in my design and the oven in my life that melts my heart.
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My grand babies are the fruits in my pie, the sugar in my candy, the sweetness in my cake, the flavor in my icing, the royal on my cookies, the decoration in my design and the oven in my life that melts my heart.
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post #14 of 20
Wow that was fast Sharon.
Thanks for the answer and all of the links. I've seen her youtube video but wanted to try this in my 4.5 KA. I will check out the rest of your goodies you mentioned in a bit.
How come they say 12 tablespoons for the recipe instead of saying 3/4 cup? Just wondering......measuring tablespoons is tedious. icon_smile.gif Maybe there is a reason though.
Thanks ever so much,
Susie who has a twin named Sharon
post #15 of 20
I tried this recipe recently and the results were great! I pushed my 4.5 too the limit and did the 5 qt recipe. It was defintely too much for the bowl but i had no air pockets it was nice and smooth but boy what a mess!!!!!!!!!! I always put a damp towel over my mixer . I also did the 4.5 recipe and it was not as smooth. Not sure if I did something different. Maybe I didn't let it run long enough.
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