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Looking for the BEST TASTING and BEST LOOKING Buttercream frosting recipe

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Afternoon everyone!!

I have tried over 15 different buttercream recipe variations over the years, and I have one recipe that a absolutely love, and that my clients rave almost ( it is almost pure butter), however it is terrible for covering cakes. There are tons of air bubbles. I have another recipe that goes beautifully onto my wedding cakes and other cake orders, however I think it tastes terrible. So, I am wondering, does anyone have a buttercream recipe they use that tastes great and looks great.

Thanks for sharing!
Tracey:smile:
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Hi Tracey - I use the following recipe and it is always good 

 

250 Grams butter softened 

550 grams icing sugar sifted

1 tsp Vanilla 

 

1-2 TBSp water

 

Mix butter until it is pale in colour

 

Add 1/3 - 1/2 icing sugar and mix on low speed ( add flavouring if required)

 

Add remainder of sugar and when it is incorporated scape deown the bow and  add the vanilla 

 

increase the speed to high and mix untill, light and fluffy

 

Add Water and mix for 5 mins 

 

Colour as required with gell paste 

 

This is a lovely stable recipe that crusts perfectly. Keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks but you will need to re beat it when you remove it from teh fridge

 

Good luck Doreen

post #3 of 3

I am in love with Swiss Meringue Buttercream, here's a link to my favourite recipe plus pictures!

http://sweetapolita.com/2011/04/swiss-meringue-buttercream-demystified/

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