This buttercream is light, fluffy and great for piping. It
forms a nice crust making it good for holding its shape, traveling and keeping
those details sharp.
If you need a frosting with staying power, crusting
buttercream is it! As it sets, it forms a light crust on the outside helping
it to keep its shape. It has decent staying power in warmer
temperatures and can easily be flavored a million different ways. You
can easily adjust its consistency making it perfect for spreading or piping.
It is also great for using with your Russian piping tips. This is a recipe
you should definitely have on hand for decorating cakes and cookies.
We all know by now that I love frosting. Especially
super soft and fluffy frosting.
different subject altogether! I also love my butter.
I love the way butter works in frosting.
bit different in order to get the results you want. In this case I
wanted my buttercream to form a bit of a crust. I know, crazy right?
I love everything about
classic buttercream and I love
white chocolate buttercream
even more! The thing is sometimes you need a frosting that
really holds its shape and will also hold up to the elements. I was
deviled egg cake balls
and I wanted the “yolk” to hold it’s shape while I was taking them to their
I also was picturing them as being a fun treat for BBQs and
picnics during the summer (or for a super fun April Fool’s Day dessert!)
So I wanted them to hold up to a little heat and humidity and maybe
even a brief ride in a pic-a-nic basket.
You know what I mean, Boo Boo? I know, I’m smarter than
the average bear! This frosting is perfect for applications such as
this. It is also perfect for summer cakes and cupcakes.
The secret to the frosting is plenty of powdered sugar
and some shortening. I don’t usually buy shortening.
have a brother-in-law who runs a plant that makes the stuff. It is
just that I have a personal preference for butter.
In fact I can tell you the last time I bought
shortening was 3 years ago… the last time I wanted to make a fluffy
frosting with some staying power!
It has been so long since I tasted frosting like this
and I was immediately transported back to my childhood. This frosting
tasted exactly like I remember the icing on the clown cones at Baskin Robins
as a kid. YUM!
I am still a butter frosting person on principle, but this
worked perfect for the treats I was making today and brought back a fun
childhood memory. It is hard to go wrong with that!
This frosting is also great for cupcakes and cakes you
plan to transport. It pipes great and holds it shape. It also packs well and
is very versatile.
I used some to top some
devilishly good chocolate cupcakes
and turn them into pumpkins for a work bake sale. They didn’t last long and
were super easy to do!
It is also fabulous piped on
chocolate sour cream cookies. I used an open star tip to pipe on big rosettes and Russian piping
tips to do smaller flowers.
This frosting really is super versatile. There is
almost to application it can’t be used for!