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Lorraine McCay's Buttercream?

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Wow, I sooo love watching her online tutorials and looking at her cake pics. They are super cute! Does anyone know what kind of buttercream she uses? I was curious but couldnt find it listed anywhere on her website.

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Stacey
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I've taken classes with Lorraine and she's never discussed a buttercream recipe or cake making at all.

Being Scottish, she deals more with fruit cakes, so buttercream would be the exception in her decorating.

I also think that because she concentrates on figure modeling, although she does make some cakes from start to finish, most of her concerns are with the final decorating.

Rae
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I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
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Thank you for that info Rae, I did not know that but it makes sense. I hope to take one of her classes some day as well.
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I've only just noticed this post or I would have commented sooner. icon_biggrin.gif I do use buttercream but only as fillings for cakes or as toppings for cupcakes which I only really do for friends and family. Contrary to belief, I don't actually make that many fruit cakes either. icon_lol.gif My most popular cake for past clients is chocolate. It was only last year that I had to make the decision whether to cease making cakes altogether (although I do still make them for clients who have been coming to me since the beginning if I can fit them in). My sugar art has kind of taken over and I am more than happy about that. With my Online Tutorials being so popular they have made me a well known name in the sugar world which brings me opportunities to teach here, there and everywhere. I am at this very minute in Seattle and will hopefully be making time to visit the Cake Central crew very soon! thumbs_up.gif The best recipes for buttercream in my opinion are on this very site. My personal favourite is Italian Meringue! I'm no expert in the making of buttercream but I make an excellent taster! I hope that clarifies a few things for you. icon_wink.gif
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