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how do you make butter cream icing

post #1 of 13
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i dont know how to make buttercream that actually taste like butter cream for  a 5 tier cake i need help.

post #2 of 13

Do a Google search and pick recipes with good reviews.  Obviously you want to look for something with a high ratio of real butter.

post #3 of 13

Hi Phat1228 I have a recipe for buttercream you might want to try. Everyone loves the taste. I use unsalted butter,if you use  250grams of butter you use double that amount in icing sugar/ powdered sugar 500grams. Cream the butter in a mixer until fluffy and lighter in colour than when you started,then sieve  powdered sugar in with butter(remember to keep mixer on slow speed for this part or you will have a snow white kitchen lol). To get your flavour ie lemon, strawberry etc i use my own homemade jam,but supermarket jam will do fine as long as it is good quality.If your mix seems to thick or dense just add a little milk to get the consistency you require. I find that for cakes i need to add just a little milk but for cupcakes it needs a little more milk.As an alternative to jam you could also add flavourings to the butter/powdered sugar or for chocolate buttercream  replace the jam with melted chocolate.HTH

post #4 of 13

I have posted a super! *GREAT!* recipe on this site.  Here are the ingredients but y ou will have to find the acatual thread for the directions:

 

"2 of everything Icing"

2 cups butter

2 cups shortening (I prefere Crisco)

2 pounds powdered sugar

post #5 of 13

Kakeladi, how are you?!!! Long time no see....

So is this the recipe you use for your wonderful cakes, mainly the pull apart cup cakes??? your work is awesome, I still peek at your work even though we havent talked...lol

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Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by kakeladi View Post

I have posted a super! *GREAT!* recipe on this site.  Here are the ingredients but y ou will have to find the acatual thread for the directions:

 

"2 of everything Icing"

2 cups butter

2 cups shortening (I prefere Crisco)

2 pounds powdered sugar

this is how I always make it too

post #7 of 13

Am I the ONLY person who uses salted butter? I find that unsalted produces an icing that is too sweet. Using salted gives a "richer" flavor in my opinion.

post #8 of 13
Lol i use salted butter too, it gives it a much better flavour.
post #9 of 13

Thank you. At least I am not crazy alone, lol!

post #10 of 13

Can this be smoothed out with the paper towel method? Can you pipe roses with this recipe?

post #11 of 13
Does anyone use Swiss buttercream ?
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post #12 of 13

Linnod - Yes to both.

post #13 of 13
I use salted butter. And I use the recipe that's been on the back of the C&H powdered sugar box since before most of us were born.


The thread title is a tad vague: counting both cold-process and hot-process buttercreams, there are at least half a dozen different kinds of buttercream, probably more, and probably hundreds of variations. On Good Eats, Alton Brown demonstrates a frosting he identifies only as "buttercream," but given that it includes eggs, and uses simple syrup rather than powdered sugar, it's some kind of meringue buttercream.

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