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post #46 of 64
No I haven't.....I'll pick some up the next time I'm at our cake supply store. I hope that'll make the difference. It sure is pretty - nice and shiny...but tastes ick with non hi-ratio. A friend suggested Silvia Weinstock's but that's pure butter.
post #47 of 64
I use SMBC... I like it and I like working with it. No way I am changing up my BC if a client doesn't like it. If they want shortening and powdered sugar they can go else where. Yes you need to make your clients happy, but if they aren't digging what you offer then they shouldn't be having you make their cake. I can't stand making BC with powdered sugar... such a mess. I do what I do and people seem to really like it so I'm cool with it.

I don't like using salted butter (in any proportion) in SMBC because to me it tastes like eating a stick of butter with sugar in it. But using unsalted butter and it's not an issue. I don't taste butter at all. icon_smile.gif SMBC (or IMBC) doesn't need salt to cut the sweetness because they aren't super sweet at all. For a batch of SMBC to cover an 8" cake there is 1 cup of sugar... in a powdered sugar based icing the same amount has 2 pounds (8 cups) of powdered sugar... it's a huge difference in the sweetness factor. I don't care for cloyingly sweet things so SMBC is a perfect fit for me.
post #48 of 64
I too like the less-sweet factor of SMBC. But to me, unfortunately.....yes it tastes like you eating a stick of butter (5 1/3 sticks to be exact!) with some sugar in it. I really wish I could find a recipe that doessn't taste like whipped butter, but I have yet to discover it. icon_sad.gif And I use unsalted butter too. Unfortunately, there isn't much of a happy medium. It's either super sweet icing without much fat. Or superfat icing without much sweet.
I want less-sweet, less-fatty tasting icing.....not talking calorie content, just taste-wise! Sigh! I don't want it cloying. I don't want it greasy. I don't want it to taste like I'm gnawing on a stick of butter.
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post #49 of 64
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I know exactly what tonedna is talking about, I went to my niece's birthday party and my Sister had orderd from a local baker, and holy cow, the BC was like sticks of butter for frosting, it was really nasty, and everyone around me was just inhaling the cake. I almost had this look like am I seeing things? Do you all not taste the same thing I am tasting? Cake was moist and I will give the Baker that, I cannot stand dry cake and I hate that people feel like they have to eat the cake regardless, but wow, no way on God's Green Earth was I getting that BC on my fork, can anyone tell me how it would taste like that or what they did? I do not want to make that mistake.
post #50 of 64
What's your recipe? You can definitely take some butter out if you want. Try a different recipe? The recipe I use takes 6 egg whites, 1 1/3 cups of sugar, 4 sticks of butter, and 1 TBSP (or more if you like) of real vanilla. Adding enough flavoring is HUGE factor in the flavor. You can't have it be bright white... it just won't do in the flavor department. If you think it tastes like butter... add more vanilla and it can transform it into a different thing altogether. I have never had anyone say that my BC tastes like a stick of butter.

I know that somepeople mix SMBC and PS based BC together... maybe that will be your happy medium? icon_smile.gif
post #51 of 64
Hmmm..... do people really mix SMBC and PS based BC together? How does that work out? Doesn't that mess up the texture? because the 2 are so totally different.....
My SMBC recipe has 1 1/3 c sugar, 7 large egg whites, 5 sticks of unsalted butter, 2 tsp of vanilla......
I was afraid to take butter out, as I was afraid it would not set up properly with less butter.
post #52 of 64
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Originally Posted by FromScratch

What's your recipe? You can definitely take some butter out if you want. Try a different recipe? The recipe I use takes 6 egg whites, 1 1/3 cups of sugar, 4 sticks of butter, and 1 TBSP (or more if you like) of real vanilla. Adding enough flavoring is HUGE factor in the flavor. You can't have it be bright white... it just won't do in the flavor department. If you think it tastes like butter... add more vanilla and it can transform it into a different thing altogether. I have never had anyone say that my BC tastes like a stick of butter.

I know that somepeople mix SMBC and PS based BC together... maybe that will be your happy medium? icon_smile.gif



I guess it doesnt have to do with anything other than the fact that I a just dont love the butter flavor.. But even with high ratio, I wont eat it. I just cover my cakes so they stay moist, but I much prefer to eat a cake with no frosting.
My favorite frosting ever is the 7 minute frosting, based in eggwhites. Is like marshmallow heaven. And I could eat it from the bowl

I do agree with you, you have to satisfy your costumers, and that's where it boils down too.. When people ask me about recipes I always say to them, remember everybody has a different taste for what they like, so look for what you enjoy eating and go for that.

We had people go to the shop and ask for a whole vegan wedding cake,or a sugarless one. But they forget that not everybody is vegan or has issues with sugar. So then they decide to do kitchen cakes for those special situations, instead of making everybody eat a vegan cake..

By the way...I still miss your old name!!!!can't get used to the new one!
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post #53 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by FromScratch

What's your recipe? You can definitely take some butter out if you want. Try a different recipe? The recipe I use takes 6 egg whites, 1 1/3 cups of sugar, 4 sticks of butter, and 1 TBSP (or more if you like) of real vanilla. Adding enough flavoring is HUGE factor in the flavor. You can't have it be bright white... it just won't do in the flavor department. If you think it tastes like butter... add more vanilla and it can transform it into a different thing altogether. I have never had anyone say that my BC tastes like a stick of butter.

I know that somepeople mix SMBC and PS based BC together... maybe that will be your happy medium? icon_smile.gif



WOW that is soo weird! I use a completly different ratio and I and everyone who eats my cakes thinks its perfect! Doesnt taste like butter at all!
I use 10 eggs, 3.5 sugar & 8 butter.... tastes perfect even without vanilla!
post #54 of 64
I much prefer to eat naked cake too Edna... I am just not a frosting person at all, but I can eat SMBC (so long as it's properly flavored) just not tons of it. I think it was snarkybaker who said she has mixed the two BC's and it's fine. Yes it will be a different texture... a tiny bit of the grit of PS based BC will be there, but the flavor is good (or at least that's what I've heard as I haven't tried it). I like that SMBC doesn't crust... I don't know if mixing them would make a slightly crusting BC or not.

I have asked to have my name changed back 4 times now with no response. It's frustrating. Even just a no not right now would be nice... but to say nothing? I am going to PM Heath directly I think... maybe the contact page is broken?
post #55 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by FromScratch

I much prefer to eat naked cake too Edna... I am just not a frosting person at all, but I can eat SMBC (so long as it's properly flavored) just not tons of it. I think it was snarkybaker who said she has mixed the two BC's and it's fine. Yes it will be a different texture... a tiny bit of the grit of PS based BC will be there, but the flavor is good (or at least that's what I've heard as I haven't tried it). I like that SMBC doesn't crust... I don't know if mixing them would make a slightly crusting BC or not.

I have asked to have my name changed back 4 times now with no response. It's frustrating. Even just a no not right now would be nice... but to say nothing? I am going to PM Heath directly I think... maybe the contact page is broken?



I am wondering if they are on a honeymoon.
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Thanks Edna
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post #56 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by FromScratch

I much prefer to eat naked cake too Edna... I am just not a frosting person at all, but I can eat SMBC (so long as it's properly flavored) just not tons of it. I think it was snarkybaker who said she has mixed the two BC's and it's fine. Yes it will be a different texture... a tiny bit of the grit of PS based BC will be there, but the flavor is good (or at least that's what I've heard as I haven't tried it). I like that SMBC doesn't crust... I don't know if mixing them would make a slightly crusting BC or not.

I have asked to have my name changed back 4 times now with no response. It's frustrating. Even just a no not right now would be nice... but to say nothing? I am going to PM Heath directly I think... maybe the contact page is broken?



IDK if you know or not, but you can change it on the profile tab on the left.... but that being said I am sorry I dont think you are really allowed to change your name, because you are my complete idol on here, and how will i find you again?? I didnt "know" you prior to justscratch!
post #57 of 64
Yes, but it won't let you change back to your previous name, b/c the system already has that name on a "taken" list. So, your old name is taken and unavailable, even if it is was previously taken by you. I have this problem as well! I would love to take my old name back. icon_cry.gif
post #58 of 64
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Yes, but it won't let you change back to your previous name, b/c the system already has that name on a "taken" list. So, your old name is taken and unavailable, even if it is was previously taken by you. I have this problem as well! I would love to take my old name back. icon_cry.gif



Ohhhh i see!!
post #59 of 64
LOL Cakeanddazzle (and icon_redface.gif)... I'll have the same avatar picture... and attitude... icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
post #60 of 64
Hey guys does anyone have the Pet milk buttercream recipe? I keep hearing about it but haven't seen it yet.
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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