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What do you like about Sugarshack's buttercream icing

post #1 of 27
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PLEASE DON'T STONE ME


I made my first batch last week and though it was fine I was not as thrilled with it as I expected to be. Of couse, I didn't have any of the wedding bouquet flavoring so I used vanilla, butter and a little bit of princess bouquet. I didn't really like the flavor. I'm not crazy about the citrus taste in my frosting.

I was wondering what qualities of this frosting everyone loved. I will definitly give it another chance since I did like the amount that it made and the consistancy.
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post #2 of 27
Think you answered your own question. icon_smile.gif

The flavor of most frostings can be changed by simply substituting other flavorings. So if you don't like wedding bouquet, or creme bouquet, etc. - use what you like.

What everyone loves about Sugarshack's b/c recipe (aside from taste):

No air bubbles
Very smooth
Thick & Creamy

Not having icing "issues" make frosting cakes and decorating so much easier.

Another Sugarshack b/c thread:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-590120-.html

HTH
post #3 of 27
hey there!

You dont like my icing! what????????????? icon_eek.gif


JUST KIDDING!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif

I think Jan is right. You need to find the flavoring combo you like. The texture and crusting and workability of the icng is great, IMO. But the Wedding Bouquet gives it the prerfect flavor balance for us down here South.

I do not know what is in Princess, does it have creme bouquet in it? cuz that is citrusy, IMO.

Maybe try it with just butter, almond and vanilla? You may have to play with it till you find the flavor balance you like.
or maybe try the WB, Global sells it


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post #4 of 27
I am probably the only person on CC who doesn't care for Wedding Bouquet (runs in the other room and hides in the tub!!!!) icon_smile.gif My family prefers creme bouquet but I think it's more a matter of what you get used to, ya know?

I thought Sugarshack icing was a dream to work with....it crusted so I could use the mats and was pure white and very smooth! I did order the Sweetex and it works great - not sure how that would work with Crisco though....maybe a little too greasy?

My problem is everyone wants a 'not too sweet' icing. icon_rolleyes.gif Or they want whipped cream in August 110 degree heat - pfft!! Gimme a break. I would like to use solely Sugarshack icing for EVERYTHING because it makes the most impressive looking cakes and holds up awesome in the heat too.
post #5 of 27
Jan's right. It's a matter of how you flavor it.

I happen to be married to a buttercream expert. icon_biggrin.gif He could eat the whole batch if I let him. No joke.

I did a taste test for him one time and he likes it when I use half butter, half crisco, canned milk, about 2 T of vanilla, and 1 t of salt in my buttercream. This is the basic recipe that uses 2lbs of PS.

There are other variations that I use, according to what the customer wants. I also use Indy's recipe especially when it's going to have to withstand a lot of heat.

What is Sugarshack's recipe? Do you have to buy the DVD to get it? I need to buy it to learn how to make my icing smoother.
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Sharon Zambito

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post #7 of 27
I love the recipe...it is perfect for my weather out here (California). I love that it is thick and creamy, with no air bubbles. I do love the wedding bouquet, and so does my family. I also LOVE creme bouquet. I would NOT try the princess...I thought that was more for batters? I use wedding bouquet or creme bouquet depending on what my cake flavors are. Sometimes I don't want the citrus-y in there.

But all in all, I am a HUGE sugarshack icing fan.
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post #8 of 27
Sugarshack - do you have to use the high ratio shortening? I don't know if it's sold locally where I live. Is there something else we can use?

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post #9 of 27
I too am a Sugarshack fan. Love her BC. It goes on the cake so smoothly and is a dream to work with. I've had lots of people tell me they love the icing. I most often just use vanilla for the flavoring. I have a nephew who is very allergic to nuts, so I have to be careful. I have used the wedding bouquet though and like it.

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post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by poshcakedesigns

Sugarshack - do you have to use the high ratio shortening? I don't know if it's sold locally where I live. Is there something else we can use?

thanks icon_lol.gif



hey Posh!

You do not HAVE to have hi ratio. It will perform better, but many people use regular shortening ( FULL trans fat) with sucess!

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post #11 of 27
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I used the remainder of my Sugarshack buttercream to ice a cake today and have to admit it is great to work with. I just need to adjust my flavors to get them the way we like them.

I am down south as well Sugarshack so I may need to try the wedding bouquet. Is it at all citrusy like the creme bouquet and princess boquet?
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post #12 of 27
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Sharon I just ordered the wedding bouquet and your dvd from Global. I can't wait to get it.
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post #13 of 27
GREAT! Thanks!

To me, the WB is not citrusy at all, although I think it prob has some citrus in it.

To me it is almondy, vanilla-y, butter-y and just perfect belance of unnamed other stuff. Let me know if you like it!

Sharon Zambito

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post #14 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarshack

GREAT! Thanks!

To me, the WB is not citrusy at all, although I think it prob has some citrus in it.

To me it is almondy, vanilla-y, butter-y and just perfect belance of unnamed other stuff. Let me know if you like it!



Good, I just don't like the citrus and my combo of vanilla-butter and almond emulsions I used in my most recent batch of Tami's bc just wasn't that great. I think I used too much.

I had a look at your website and can't wait to be half as good at icing those cakes are you are. You are amazing.
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post #15 of 27
Thanks Lue! You are too kind!

the WB does have a strong almond flavor to it, just as an FYI. Which we love down here. To me it does not overpower, but it is there. It is very hard to explain WB! HA!

Sharon Zambito

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