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Your Favorite Buttercream Recipe

post #1 of 64
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I have been using Buttercream Dream and my Family and friends love it, what is your favorite buttercream recipe on here that works perfect for not only in taste, but to get a smoothe finish on your cakes?
post #2 of 64
SMBC. Hands down. Super shiny finish, and smooths like a dream. It doesn't crust though, which I love.
post #3 of 64
Meaning, I love that it does not crust. Very silky gourmet icing.
post #4 of 64
I'm with Jamie... SMBC all the way.
post #5 of 64
I use a variation of Wilton's Buttercream Recipe. I once tried the IMBC YEARS ago but my taste buds don't remember what it tastes like icon_redface.gif. I can see that many CCers really like the IMBC/SMBC so I might have to revisit that recipe. How does it hold up in the heat?
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post #6 of 64
Depends on what you consider heat. Outside at this very moment, it is 109 degrees. Barf!

I make sure my house is super cool when prepping a cake, car a/c works well, and the customer is fully aware that this is not a cake for a picnic or park party. Must be indoors please!
post #7 of 64
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Depends on what you consider heat. Outside at this very moment, it is 109 degrees. Barf!

I make sure my house is super cool when prepping a cake, car a/c works well, and the customer is fully aware that this is not a cake for a picnic or park party. Must be indoors please!



109 degrees! Whew...now thats hot! It rarely gets that hot here in southeastern PA. Thanks for the info...I'm definately gonna try the IMBC.

Oh...can it sit out at room temp or does it have to be refrigerated? I do a lot of bulk cupcakes for an organization so I need a recipe that is ok to sit out overnight (just one night).
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post #8 of 64
Overnight is fine. I hope. I do it all the time...so far so good. Lol!
post #9 of 64
Now, that you are asking for Favorite Buttercream. Do you mind sharing Recipes too. Thank You... thumbs_up.gif


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post #10 of 64
Gotta go right now...click on FromScratch's profile...it's her recipe! icon_wink.gif
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Overnight is fine. I hope. I do it all the time...so far so good. Lol!



Thanks again icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 64
Sugarshack's recipe is the BOMB!! I just posted on a thread yesterday about sugarshack's recipe and how well it holds up in the heat!!

LOVE IT!! thumbs_up.gif

Here's the link to her recipe:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-5313-1-Sugarshacks-Buttercream-Icing.html

Now you can use Crisco, but it's sooo worth it to use Sweetex!! I 'm a believer for LIFE...that's what makes it stable and it's not as sweet as apposed to using Crisco (in my opinion!) I tweaked the flavorings, but everyone has their own unique recipe...I'm telling ya...you can't beat Sweetex! (no pun intended!! LOL)

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post #13 of 64
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When I first started out, I used the Wilton recipe, and man alive my teeth were rattling, LMAO!!! I felt like I was eating pure sugar, I could not handle it at all. So I found this site and came across Buttercream Dream and I absolutely LOVE it, but I would LOVE to try others as well, and I thought who would know better than the awesome decorators on CC, so I thought to ask...I see quite a few like SMBC, now if anyone can tell me, what does that stand for, Im not great with abbreviations, LOL. Who else has tried Sugarshacks? I like my buttercream to be sweet, but not teeth rattling sweet, if that makes sense? To the point where I feel like I will go to my next dr appt and I find out Im a diabetic, LOL. You all are fabulous!!!
post #14 of 64
I like Indydebi's recipe:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6992-Indydebis-Crisco-Based-Buttercream-Icing.html

I alternate between her recipe and my tweaked version..

Here is mine..

Substitute 1/3 to 1/2 cup coffemate non dairy creamer for milk depending on consistency needed.

Substitute 3 Tbsp meringue powder for Dream Whip.

Mix all ingredients except Powdered sugar till smooth and creamy. Gradually add sugar and mix well.


I have done this recipe with Half crisco & half butter also and I use the store brand shortening now that crisco is Transfat free.
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post #15 of 64
SMBC is swiss meringue buttercream. icon_smile.gif Rich, silky smooth, and not too sweet. It doesn't crust (at all) so you can work with it indefinately.
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