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What is your FAVORTIE buttercream?

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I've been using Wilton's buttercream, but I want to venture out to something new. I really don't try every recipe for buttercream I find so I was wondering if anyone wanted to share their go-to never fail recipe?

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Whiles it's a big departure from Wilton's buttercream, my go-to is IMBC (Italian Meringue Buttercream). It is very similar to SMBC (Swiss Meringue...). You can flavor it with so many different things so it's super flexible and I love how it handles when icing a cake. If you're used to Wilton's BC, IMBC is very different - not nearly as sweet. Just search for IMBC recipes if you want to try it out.

Another recipe I just tried recently was a sort of sweeter version of IMBC (sort of) - it's called Fluffy American Buttercream and I found the recipe on this website. I used it for a cupcake cake and it was so, so easy to work with. I still prefer IMBC but I wanted something sweeter since the target audience was 5 year olds.

Hope that helps!
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SMBC, hands down! icon_biggrin.gif
post #4 of 7
I started out making wilton buttercream but I've now made lots of tweaks and changes to it...
If you would like my recipe pm me and let me know.
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Thread Starter 
Wilson's is WAY too sweet for me, but since I'm taking the class so I'm using it for now. I really want to try SMBC. I've heard its not as easy to work with, is that true? I do like that Wilson's bc is.easy to "correct" if I add too much liquid and I can eyeball the sugar. Quite frankly, I'm ready to grow up and try something new.
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You know you can always add less sugar if you can adjust to a non-crusting buttercream...

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This is my go to:

 

http://www.angelfire.com/on2/cakes/Buttercream.html

 

I have two cakes this weekend.  Both chocolate.  One will be filled with the above buttercream flavored with a packet of tropical fruit kool-ade (tastes like bubblegum, kids love it--the only drawback is that it is bright pink) for which I added the kool-ade to the boiling water for the meringue.  The other is to be filled with the above buttercream flavored with nutella for which I replaced a cup of the crisco with a cup of nutella.

 

It doesn't crust much though.

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deborahanne

http://grandmasugarskitchen.blogspot.com/
http://fromlinetocolor.blogspot.ca/

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