Tuesday, April 27, 2010

IndyDebi's Crisco Buttercream Icing

This recipe is a recipe I found on Cake Central. The lovely bakers over at the Cake Central forums swear by this recipe!
This is a crusting buttercream, which means it will have a hard coating over it once it dries.

Indydebi’s Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing


  • 1-1/3 cups Cricso
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk, depending on consistency needed
  • 3 Tbsp powdered Dream Whip (*)
  • 2-3 Tbsp clear vanilla, depending on your personal taste
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar (*) A powdered whipped topping mix made by Kraft Foods, usually found in the cake/sugar aisle in the grocery.


    There’s no wrong way to mix this. I usually mix all but the powdered sugar for a minute or two, then gradually add the sugar, but the only reason I did this was to avoid the “sugar-splash” factor. The longer the mixer runs, the smoother it gets. Sifting the powdered sugar before blending helps with smoothness but is not necessary. 
Sami's Notes: 
*DO NOT overmix once you add in the powdered sugar! You will get air bubbles in your icing and it makes the icing difficult to smooth over the cake.
*You can add gel food coloring while mixing in the powdered sugar if you want a colored icing.
*Gradually add in the vanilla to taste (the first time I made this icing, I added in a little more than 2 tablespoons of vanilla and it was really strong for my taste)
*I was pleased with the consistency of the icing, but not so much with the taste so next time around I plan on doing half Crisco and half butter to see if I can find a better tasting version.


baby said...

what is dream whip? can you substitute that with white chocolate?

thescrapmaster said...

Dream Whip is a powdered whip cream substance. It would not be anything like white chocolate. Some buttercream recipes use merengue powder so you may be able to substitute with that. You should be able to find Dream Whip in the pudding section of a grocery store. It was pretty easy for me to find.