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Best tasting crusting buttercream for under fondant

post #1 of 9
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Hi there,

I have searched and searched on here and now i'm confused so I thought i'd just ask the question, probably for the millionth time LOL I'm making 2 childrens cakes for Sunday and I have only ever used ganache under the fondant, this time i wanted to use buttercream. Can anyone suggest their best buttercream recipe for this purpose? Thanks
post #2 of 9
I use Indydebi's buttercream.
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post #3 of 9
I usually use ganache too but if I do use buttercream I just use the Australian Women's Weekly recipe - butter and icing sugar basically! I know US cakers have a lot more experience with buttercream but I think the crisco based icings taste very strange to us as we are not used to the mouthfeel of shortening (not to mention we can't get half the ingredients over here!)
post #4 of 9
I use Indydebi's recipe too, but I'm guessing that you probably can't get Dream Whip powder, and without it that recipe is just too greasy feeling.
post #5 of 9
Didn't notice where you were from when I first replied. I know that you can't get crisco there and like Texas_Rose stated if you can't get dream whip then this receipe isn't what you need.

What about the Buttercream Dream receipe in the most saved receipe here on cc. You could use all real butter instead of the crisco/butter combination. Just a suggestion but maybe that one would work for you.
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post #6 of 9
We can't get dream whip here, I use sugarshacks recipe.
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks for your replies, I do have crisco I use it for my marshmallow fondant, theres a US store in Melbourne that imports a lot of US foods, I think for those interstate you can order online the website is www.usafoods.com.au. I just did a search and they have dreamwhip so I might try the indydebis one or the buttercream dream as I'm not sure about the whole crisco one. Thanks again guys icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 9
i use the one recipe, and everyone loves it. Its 4oz of butter (real butter, unsalted) and 12oz of icing sugar, and a few drops of vanilla essense (and some times a few drops of milk if its too thick ) it crusts great, easy to get smooth and works/tastes great under fondant!
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Can your recipe be used under fondant in humid weather and at an outside party?

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