Is there a recipe floating around for a good tasting buttercream that forms a nice crust. I would also like it to be as white as possible. I make the Wilton buttercream, but shortening is so greasy, but I guess it might be the only way to get a true white frosting. Let me know what you guys got!!! Thanks a bunch!
Here are few crusting buttercream recipes to consider:
Did you find a good buttercream recipe that isn't too sweet? The one I tried yesterday was good. It wasn't greasy, was easy to work with, and crusted nicely. But, it was pretty sweet. I think I saw a suggestion on a thread one time for making your icing not taste so sweet. Does anyone know what it is?
I can find it by the regular salts and I can find it over by the microwave popcorn.
I like it because it dissolves very nicely in my liquids and I don't have to worry about the "spotting issues."
This is just my preference and I have had great success with it. I stick with what works well for me.
8 cups powdered sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup shortening
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon meringue powder
purple icing color
Beat powdered sugar, meringue powder, butter and shortening in large bowl on low speed until blended. Beat in milk and vanilla on medium speed until smooth. Mix in a touch of purple icing color to make white. Add additional milk or powdered sugar if necessary to achieve desired consistency. Makes about 6 cups.
FYI - this is a Betty Crocker recipe that I added meringue powder and icing color to. Just want to give credit where credit is due.
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