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The Ultimate Buttercream Icing Solution: MotherBee’s Foolproof Recipe



Creating a stable icing masterpiece amidst scorching temperatures of 30-40 degrees Celsius (or even more) can feel like a culinary battle. Fear not, for I bring you MotherBee’s tried and true recipe, your steadfast ally in the fight against icing disasters.


Ingredients:

Version 1:

Shortening - 124g

Butter (tempered - let it reach at least 18-20°C) - 100g

Clear Vanilla - 5g

Confectioners sugar (sifted) - 450g

Fresh milk - 20g

*Cooked starch - 20g (5g cornstarch + 15g water) - ensure the starch is at room temperature before adding.


Version 2:

Shortening - 200g

Butter Oil substitute - 30g

Clear Vanilla - 5g

Confectioners sugar (sifted) - 450g

Fresh milk - 30g

*Cooked starch - 20g (5g cornstarch + 15g water) - ensure the starch is at room temperature before adding.


Note: You can opt for 100% shortening to achieve a pure white icing, but remember to use clear vanilla or introduce another clear flavor. Butter flavoring is an excellent choice.


Customize Your Consistency:

  • For a stiffer icing, add more icing sugar.

  • For a runnier consistency, introduce more milk or corn syrup.


Procedure:

  1. Begin by creaming the shortening, cooked starch, and butter in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer. Starting with the shortening is advisable since it’s harder than butter.

  2. Add the sifted icing sugar. Begin mixing on a low speed, gradually progressing to medium speed until your icing attains a fluffy, light consistency.

  3. Periodically, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure an even mixture.

  4. Slowly introduce fresh milk and clear vanilla while continuing to mix on a slow speed.

  5. Once all the ingredients are well incorporated, increase the speed to achieve the desired consistency.

  6. Store your icing in a covered container.

  7. If refrigerated, this icing maintains its quality for up to 2 weeks.

  8. When taking it out of the chiller, rewhip the icing after slightly tempering it at room temperature.


MotherBee’s recipe ensures that no matter how high the mercury rises, your icing will remain stable and your creations impeccable. Bid farewell to icing mishaps and embrace the sweet success of your culinary ventures.


For a visual guide, watch this Chocolate Buttercream video.




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