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Icing tips.

Hi,
I would like to replicate the icing done on the Barbie cake in the picture.

Does anyone know how this is done, I've searched the web, but havent found anything.

I usually use fondant, but guests (including the kids) dont like it too much. I was hoping to acheive this effect with fresh cream.
I already tried with a small tip nozzle and a knife, nowhere near the desired effect.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Icing tips.

can you use butter cream? i think it may be a bit stiffer and hold better than fresh cream...
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Re: Icing tips.

I was thinking about buttercream.......it will hold better.....I just dont have the heart to slap on so much of butter& sugar on a already calorie loaded cake!
do you perhaps have a low fat buttercream recipe?

or maybe if i freeze the cake inbetween, that would make the fresh cream hard?
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Re: Icing tips.

Okay I found this recipe, its not a pure butter/ sugar mixture, will try it out.

  • 5 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar (not Powdered Sugar!)
n a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. (If Iím in a hurry, I place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools.) It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla. While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You donít want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you havenít beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.
Itís sublime. Try it, youíll see. Youíll love it so much you wonít go back.
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Okay I found this recipe, its not a pure butter/ sugar mixture, will try it out.

  • 5 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar (not Powdered Sugar!)
n a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. (If Iím in a hurry, I place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools.) It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla. While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You donít want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you havenít beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.
Itís sublime. Try it, youíll see. Youíll love it so much you wonít go back.

actually that's so funny. i had to make decorated cupcakes for a friends party. i wanted a frosting and went crazy trying not to use buttercream- so good for decorating but soooo sweet. i found that same one. i ended up making a buttercream and this and mixed the two together- i wasn't happy with either one on their own and they complimented each other well when mixed.
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Re: Icing tips.

I have a feeling that I'm going to have tubs of frosting in my kitchen very soon!
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