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post #1 of 22
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Does anyone use Sharon's recipe for crusting buttercream and what do you think of it? Not sure if I want to try it on my first 3 tier wedding cake for next weekend. Also does anyone for like she does of making the stuff icing to build a dam on your layers?

Diane
post #2 of 22
I use her recipe all the time. It crusts super good and it tastes very good also. I have used it with both regular flavorings and with the "wedding bouquet" she recommends, and it tastes soooooooo much better with the wedding bouquet. So, if you dont have the flavoring I would recommed picking some up. I use some of the icing and just add more powdered sugar to make it stiff and that is my dam. Hope this helps icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 22
I LOVE her icing recipe!!! It's just about all I use! I would definatly go for it!

I have done the dam her way and have also done it without stiffening some of the icing up... You definately get a thicker filling layer with the dam than you would without, and you're pretty much guaranteed that it won't 'bulge' out.

Good luck with your cake! You'll love the taste and workability of her icing!!!
post #4 of 22
Sharon's (sugarshack) b/c is very highly rated on CC:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-5163-Sugarshacks-icing-and-Tips.html

Yes, the use of an icing dam to contain your fillings is a fairly standard operating procedure.

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble your 1st tiered/stacked/layer cake:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

Above superthread has popular CC recipes for American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC with flavor variations) - and so much more.!

HTH
post #5 of 22
bought Sharons video and tried her icing did well with my last wedding cake my icing was not as stiff as hers ( i added more liquid) and the icing dam worked great soo I would suggest it , I think more the suggestion in her videos of lettting things rest is the best
post #6 of 22
I guess I need to get her video so I can get her recipe. I have heard rave reviews about it..

Thcker icing = dam
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post #7 of 22
i'm a little confused on the recipe....how much liquid does she add to the recipe? Is it just 1 cup hot water mixed with one cup powdered creamer?
post #8 of 22
Her recipe actually calls for 11-12 tbs creamer/hot water with the 4 tbs of the wedding bouquet. I highly recommend all of her videos. She explains and demonstrates everything she does, gives you lists of the tools she uses and throws a little extra at the end. Their priced right (not like some videos where they want $100 a video and you get more of a Hollywood/Broadway production!!) She is also there to help if you have questions, simply email her and she will respond. Dont get customer service like that now a days!
post #9 of 22
I actually use about half of the liquid called for in the original recipe and replace 2 cups of the shortening with softened butter (added after mixing liquid into shortening until cool). Not sure why I only need half the liquid, I think it's due to a combination of the humidity where I live and the fact that I sub. w/some butter. LOVE the recipe, SO smooth and tasty. Her BC video is defintely worth the $, but the recipe is on this site in the recipe section.
post #10 of 22
She also has the video for just making the frosting on You Tube. Working with it is great, but I wasnt crazy about the taste. Buy her videos though, I learned more from them than anything else!!
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post #11 of 22
Im definately buying her vidoes! One more question...what is the "wedding bouquet" she adds? I don't recall seeing that at michaels...
post #12 of 22
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Im definately buying her vidoes! One more question...what is the "wedding bouquet" she adds? I don't recall seeing that at michaels...



They dont sell at Michaels. Some supply stores might carry it but it is a special flavoring that a lady makes in Louisiana (I believe). You can purchase it at fondantsource.com or try globalsugarart.com. We get a 10% discount at fondant source, just enter Cake central at checkout
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by mannjc

Im definately buying her vidoes! One more question...what is the "wedding bouquet" she adds? I don't recall seeing that at michaels...



They dont sell at Michaels. Some supply stores might carry it but it is a special flavoring that a lady makes in Louisiana (I believe). You can purchase it at or try globalsugarart.com. We get a 10% discount at fondant source, just enter Cake central at checkout



I hate that they block websites!!! Anyways, just type in Fondant source (no space in between) and it the website will come up. Or go to google and type fondant source
post #14 of 22
Her recipe and her video's have totally saved my cake decorating! I would not do it any other way!
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post #15 of 22
You can buy it directly from her also.
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