frosting for cake

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by pastrycake, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. pastrycake

    pastrycake

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    Hey pastry friends,
    I am new to this forum. Love the expert info so far. I am trying to bake a cake for my daughter's first birthday. I am taking wilton's cake decorating class. Their buttercream frosting (mainly crisco and powder sugar) is too sweet for me taste. any alternatives to decorate with and not too sweet? I bought a cupcake shape pan and plan to use it. BTW, I tried the Rich's whip cream I bought from Albertsons, but it got soft and did not frost well :D . New at baking and would like any input. Thanks
     
  2. zukerig

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    What could be more suitable to serve at a toddler's birthday party than a recipe included in Jennifer Low’s Kitchen for Kids: 100 Amazing Recipes Your Children Can Really Make? (Published earlier this year by Whitecap Books.) Naturally, your 1yo daughter isn't ready to whisk, yet...But enjoy, nonetheless!

    The author’s Chocolate Frosting:

    2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    ¾ cup whipping cream
    sprinkle of salt
    drop of vanilla extract


    Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl and mix.

    In small bowl, beat the cream and salt until fluffy.

    Whisk in spoonfuls of the icing sugar mixture until smooth and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla. Add a spoonful more icing sugar to thicken -- or a few drops of cream to thin, if needed.
     
  3. m brown

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    Swiss meringue butter cream is always nice.
    look in the Cake Bible or any baking books for a swiss butter cream formula
    Swiss and Italian are make with warmed sugar and whites.
    Swiss is whipped over a double boiler and Italian has cooked sugar poured into whipping egg whites.
    Both are very stable!
    mmmmm
     
  4. pastrycake

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    Thanks for the advice. I don't have the cake bible but I will try to request for it at the library first. Do anyone know of a website link for the swiss buttercream frosting in the meantime. Thanks :blush:
     
  5. cakerookie

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    Yeah,try cakecentral.com you should find it there.