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post #16 of 23
Water and Oil don't mix. I know a lot of people add water to their icings. But you'll notice a big difference if you don't.

My recipe is just as stated. There is no water or milk in the recipe and that's it in its simplest terms. I may add milk or coffee creamer if I need to thin it down because I added too much powdered sugar. But otherwise, just follow the recipe.

I mix it in with a Heavy Duty stand up mixer. I add the sugar last after blending well the other ingredients.
post #17 of 23
My "buttercream" icing is too sweet. I use high-ratio shortening and lots of icing sugar...3 cups of shortening to 4 lbs of sugar (with a cup of water in there that contains all my flavourings - vanilla + butter, as well as, 2 tbsp of flour, 2 tbsp meringue powder, 2 tbsp of corn starch and a 1/4 tsp of salt)...it's a big batch. This recipe makes the BEST icing for decorating...smooths with Viva like you wouldn't believe. I can buff out anything with this. However, my problem is that it is way too sweet. Is there anything I can do to change this without losing my great medium for decorating?

I have been too afraid to try so far,
Suzanne M.
post #18 of 23
maybe use an extract for your flavoring that is not as sweet such as almond. That's a lot of sugar to shortening ratio. It makes sense it is sweet. I puckers just reading the ingredients! (wink!)
post #19 of 23
Dawn,

How does your recipe smooth? Can you take Viva to it? Does the T stand for Tbsp? What do you use for flavourings? I guess you wouldn't need a butter flavouring if you already use butter for the frosting.

Sorry for all the questions,
Suzanne M.
post #20 of 23
what the heck is Viva?
post #21 of 23
Viva is paper towel. It is high quality and doesn't have those hard bumps on it. You can use it to smooth crusted buttercream.

Suzanne M.

P.S. You can only get it in America and I have to make a pilgrimmage there once a year and buy a whole lot.
post #22 of 23
Hi, When I made Dawn's frosting, I used 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of butter and it tasted great. In the recipe I orinally got from Dawn, she uses 2 tsp of butter flavoring.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by suzyqqq27

Dawn,

How does your recipe smooth? Can you take Viva to it? Does the T stand for Tbsp? What do you use for flavorings? I guess you wouldn't need a butter flavoring if you already use butter for the frosting.

Sorry for all the questions,
Suzanne M.




icon_lol.gif You don't know me that well- I think butter rocks!!

In the US, "T" means tablespoon, "t" means teaspoon.

It smooths like a baby's bottom!!

Any flavoring you like. I've used butter, I've use 1 butter, 1 vanilla, I've used strawberry, almond, rootbeer, orange, the list is endless.

BTW, Viva stopped distributing their smooth finish paper towels as widely. they are extremely hard to find. I have started using a piece of higher quality cotton I purchased from the fabric store. you can also use those "blue shop towels" sold in the auto section at places like K-Mart and Wal-Mart. They are just like Viva only blue.
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