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HELP!

Hi there I am making and decorating 230 cupcakes for my best friends wedding however I was going to use a boiled icing but am now hearing it can’t be made the day before!!?? Buttercream is way to expensive for me to make and I really dont want the hard outside that Royal Icing gets….is there anyone out there that either knows how to get boiled icing to hold its shape overnight or a simple, cheap icing that would work better??

Wedding is May 11th so need feedback asap and I really appreciate your help :)

This is an image of how I was going to frost them….

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Raewyn Read - Cakes by Raewyn ...

I’m just writing this because I feel so bad no one has replied for you. I have no idea about this icing but I hope someone can help you out :) x

mpatko ...

If you want to lower the price of buttercream, you can use half shortening and half butter, substitute it cup for cup. You can also replace some of the milk/cream with water. This won’t be as good as the real stuff but it’s still good.

mpatko ...

If you want to lower the price of buttercream, you can use half shortening and half butter, substitute it cup for cup. You can also replace some of the milk/cream with water. This won’t be as good as the real stuff but it’s still good.

paula48 ...

Hi if you go to recipetips.com there is a boiled icing recipe to make that you can keep in fridge for one day. hope this helps