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frosting help! Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
Nov 28th '12

I'm trying out new frosting recipes since I don't have and may not end up buying meringue powder for the recipe I usually use.



I just tried this one and it tastes okay, but it just slides right off the cupcake. I'd rather try a different recipe than that one over again...



http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/vanilla_buttercream_frosting.htm

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
Nov 28th '12

Whatever you find let me know if it works...I went on a baking kick and found out chocolate recipe that worked but that was it. lol

Tippie 3 kids; Salem, Oregon 12579 posts
Nov 28th '12

A small trick I learned from tv is to actually use cold butter when you make buttercream. Put it in the mixer cold and beat it until it's soft, then add the sugar and milk n such. It helps keep it's shape and it's more fluffy.
You can also add a little more sugar if it's too thin.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Nov 28th '12

Does it have to be vanilla?



The recipe on the Hershey's cocoa powder box is AMAZING!!!




1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract




FROSTING DIRECTIONS: Melt butter.
Stir in cocoa.
Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency.
Add more milk, if needed.




Oh yeah and the cake recipe on there is jjust as good :)

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting Tippie:" A small trick I learned from tv is to actually use cold butter when you make buttercream. Put it in ... [snip!] ... sugar and milk n such. It helps keep it's shape and it's more fluffy. You can also add a little more sugar if it's too thin. "


I did add sugar. It didn't work and would end up being really too sweet if I added any more. I'll have to try the cold butter! The one I usually use calls for shortening, not butter.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" Does it have to be vanilla? The recipe on the Hershey's cocoa powder box is AMAZING!!! 1/2 cup butter ... [snip!] ... on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk, if needed. Oh yeah and the cake recipe on there is jjust as good :)"


Did you get that off the Hershey site? hehe

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" Does it have to be vanilla? The recipe on the Hershey's cocoa powder box is AMAZING!!! 1/2 cup butter ... [snip!] ... on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk, if needed. Oh yeah and the cake recipe on there is jjust as good :)"


Yeah, because I'm going to dye it! I'm trying out new recipes for my kids birthday cupcakes Saturday.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:" Did you get that off the Hershey site? hehe"


I just googled it lol
But it's the cake and frosting we always make for every occasion. It's too good to ever try anything else :)

Daydreamingaway 2 kids; La, CA, United States 289 posts
Nov 28th '12

I love this one but usually i tweek it a bit by putting more cream and vanilla and add sugar if it gets watery. It's nice and think and helped me sell lots of home made cupcakes!



http://savorysweetlife.com/2010/03/buttercream-frosting/

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" Yeah, because I'm going to dye it! I'm trying out new recipes for my kids birthday cupcakes Saturday."


Well save it for future reference :wink:

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" I just googled it lol But it's the cake and frosting we always make for every occasion. It's too good to ever try anything else :)"


I have it bookmarked from the hershey site. I have used this one and it was good too...



ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING



6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2-2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Beat butter until fluffy in medium bowl. Alternately beat in powdered sugar and cocoa with milk until of spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Blend in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting Amanda[expecting #2!]:" I love this one but usually i tweek it a bit by putting more cream and vanilla and add sugar if it gets ... [snip!] ... It's nice and think and helped me sell lots of home made cupcakes! http://savorysweetlife.com/2010/03/buttercream-frosting/"


I just read this! It LOOKS like the icing I want and sounds more right than this one did. Thanks!

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
Nov 28th '12

This is a white frosting but it's not butter cream it's more of a fluffy meringue frosting







  • Frosting:



  • 1-1/2 cups
    heavy cream



  • 1/4 cup
    granulated sugar



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  • 1 teaspoon
    vanilla extract



  • 3 cups
    crushed Oreos
Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 35069 posts
Nov 28th '12

Vanilla buttercream is super easy.
Buttercream Frosting
Ingredients
1/3 cup oganic butter melted
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
2 cups organic powdered sugar
2 organic egg whites, beaten (pasteurized)



Directions
In a medium mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to blend the butter and vanilla. Slowly add in the powdered sugar. Mix until creamy.



In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy and bubbly. Add to butter mixture and beat until creamy, usually 2 to 3 minutes on medium-high speed. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate until use.

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
Nov 28th '12

thanks. I'll try that if this one doesn't work out! haha