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Vanilla and Chocolate Buttercream

Recipe photo courtesy of WILLIAM ABRANOWICZ

This frosting goes with our Movie Star Cake.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Winter/Spring



Cook's Notes

Don't worry if the buttercream looks curdled after all the butter has been added; it will become smooth again with continued beating.

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  • Teanna
    6 JUN, 2009
    This is a 'Butter'cream recipe, which might explain the buttery taste, hahaha. However, if the consistency was too soft for you maybe try using half shortening and half butter, instead of all butter. The shortening will definently make the frosting stiffer and it will sit at room temperature much better. You could use all shortening, however it really loses that luxurious taste and leaves a 'waxy' taste on your tongue. Hope this helps!
  • trice10
    27 APR, 2008
    Dear Contributor: I tried this recipe and was dissapointed. The frosting taste very buttery and did not meet my expectations. I tried adding confectionary sugar to even out the taste but I had no luck. Any suggestions?

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