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Reliable buttercream

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teacher123 Wed 07-Aug-13 21:16:47

My buttercream icing is crap. All these years I've just been mixing butter and icing sugar and everyone else's seems to taste nicer than mine and be a better consistency hmm I like it when it has quite a crisp shell and is smooth on the inside and can be piped easily. Help!!

MinimalistMommi Fri 09-Aug-13 07:46:30

Bun I called it stork cream especially for you, oh for heavens sake wink
You sounded so funny Bun!

MinimalistMommi Fri 09-Aug-13 07:48:35

Somebody else using Stork here for 'buttercream'

LOL grin

MinimalistMommi Fri 09-Aug-13 07:50:11

Oh, and I ALWAYS use stork in my sponge cakes, makes much lighter cakes then using butter!

teacher123 Fri 09-Aug-13 09:01:00

Wow-I had no idea this would cause such discussion! I haven't done any baking yet. But I will try to do some on Sunday and report back!

Bunbaker Fri 09-Aug-13 09:10:35

"Oh, and I ALWAYS use stork in my sponge cakes, makes much lighter cakes then using butter!"

So do I. I just don't use it on my cakes because I like the taste of butter and I don't like the taste of margarine. It just comes down to personal taste.

I once took a large mouthful of a beautifully decorated cake only to nearly spit it out again because the "buttercream" wasn't made with butter. It was desperately disappointing.

MinimalistMommi Fri 09-Aug-13 15:17:28

I feel desperatly disappointed when I taste a cake and it has claggy buttercream made from real butter wink

MinimalistMommi Fri 09-Aug-13 15:19:15

desperately grin

fluffyanimal Fri 09-Aug-13 15:21:56

No no no, DON'T use Lurpak Spreadable for buttercream. When you begin to work it, it goes too spreadable and liquid. I used this once because it was the only butter in our cornershop and I tried to fill a victoria sponge with it. The resulting mixture was very slack and the filling just oozed out of the cake all over the place. Never again!

MinimalistMommi Fri 09-Aug-13 15:24:21

fluffy noted!

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