Sunday, March 2, 2008
High Ratio Buttercream
Buttercream Icing made with high ratio shortening has a delightful and light taste to it, almost like a whipped cream icing. It uses less sugar than regular Buttercream Icing. It is easy to decorate with, but it can be sensitive to humidity. It also has a slight shine to the finish.
You would buy high ratio shortening at a bakery supply store. The only place I have found this right now is online. You can do a Google search and compare prices and shipping.
6 c. 10X sugar
½ T salt
1 t vanilla
¾ c boiling water
2 1/3 c high ratio shortening
1 ½ sticks butter
Using a standard mixer with the whisk attachment, mix sugar and water for about 5 minutes;
Add vanilla, shortening, salt and butter; once blended well, whip on high for 15 minutes.
This icing will double in size and be light.