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Does it really taste good?

post #1 of 22
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I have been having problems with bubbles in my buttercream, but I love the taste of it. I've seen alot of people use the buttercream that's made of all shortening. Does it really taste that good? I use butter and shortening in mine.
post #2 of 22
I use Indydebi's buttercream receipe and I love it. I do beat my shortening for 15 minutes before adding any other ingredients (not necessary) because it makes it creamier.

Indydebi and Sharon (Sugarshack) both use all shortening buttercreams and are very successful with their businesses. I highly doubt that they would have been if their icing didn't taste good.
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post #3 of 22
I prefer the taste using all shortening instead of either the half butter and shortening or using all butter.
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post #4 of 22
I use 80% shortening and 20% butter and have had excellent results (great taste and consistency). I also like to cream the fats well before adding anything else and agree that my buttercream is always light and creamy when I use that method.
post #5 of 22
I like the taste of butter-based buttercream but you can't get it bright white (that I know of), and once I started using Sharon's Sugarshack shortening-based frosting it became "mine". I flavor it with vanilla (80%), butter flavor (15%), and almond (5%) and always get great reviews. I just ordered some B&B Wedding Bouquet flavor that Sharon highly recommends and can't wait to try it.
post #6 of 22
IMHO, if it doesn't contain butter, then it's NOT buttercream. And, no, criscocream is disgusting to me. I know a lot of people like it, but I don't and pretty much no one in my family will eat it either.
post #7 of 22
IMBC is my BC of choice, all butter version, no bubbles, smooths nicely and taste like a dream icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by prterrell

IMHO, if it doesn't contain butter, then it's NOT buttercream. And, no, criscocream is disgusting to me. I know a lot of people like it, but I don't and pretty much no one in my family will eat it either.



I love SMBC and IMBC but my family HATES it as do most of the people that I do cakes for.
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Britt-K

I have been having problems with bubbles in my buttercream, but I love the taste of it. I've seen alot of people use the buttercream that's made of all shortening. Does it really taste that good? I use butter and shortening in mine.



I won't eat a cake made with crisco creme either. Unfortunately most of my kids' friends' birthday parties (those whose parents haven't yet "converted" - lol - and still order their cakes from the grocery store) all have Crisco creme cakes. I can't stand the slimy mouth feel. Some people have good business success using it, and that's fine for them, so I'll never disparage it for other people, but as for me and my house, well, we serve the butter. icon_wink.gif
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post #10 of 22
Do u mean small air bubbles in the bc? Can happen if u use a mixer, and the beater isn't covered by the bc. Bigger batches will solve that problem!
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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by prterrell

IMHO, if it doesn't contain butter, then it's NOT buttercream. And, no, criscocream is disgusting to me. I know a lot of people like it, but I don't and pretty much no one in my family will eat it either.



I love SMBC and IMBC but my family HATES it as do most of the people that I do cakes for.



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post #12 of 22
I've run into the same thing... a lot of people think the IMBC and SMBC are too "whipped" for their taste.
post #13 of 22
I agree with brincessb. I make my icing with 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening and it's always smoother when I make a big batch.
post #14 of 22
"When it comes to deciding which buttercream to use on my cakes its always a battle. I'm still searching for a nice not too sweet buttercream and haven't had the luck on zero in on one that I would love to use. Right now I'm using the IMBC but I don't don't think its that good for kids cake..Mmmmm just don't know".
post #15 of 22
Yes, it does taste good to those who like it.

Same way IMBC and SMBC doesn't taste good to those who don't like IT.

So what? Try it. If you like it, that's fine. If you don't like it, that's fine too.

Don't bash my icing and I won't bash yours.


I make what my family likes and what the other people eating my cakes like. If that happens to be poop on toast, so be it......it's not wrong or right. It just is what it is.

People down South grow up eating grits. I grew up in the North and I don't like grits---probably because by the time I tried them, my palate just wasn't going to acclimate to the texture or taste. Southerners aren't right because they like them and I'm not wrong because I don't--it just is.

My husband loves grapefruit--LOVES IT! To my taste buds, it's soooo bitter, I gag. It just is.

Why do people even ask this question anymore???? We ALL have different taste buds. What's so hard to accept about that and move on????
It just is.

Dragging off the dead horse..............
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