Okay I created my second lesson in cake decorating today. While I still had my Cake Boss cookbook out I tried his other recipe for buttercream. It was okay, but I think I liked the 5 sticks of butter buttercream better. Not that I will be using that one very often. The plus of this icing is that the heat from your hand while piping it doesn't make it soft. Try it for yourself and decide if you like it or not.
I wanted to try making the rose covered cake this time. I also wanted to add some color to the icing. Now on to the baking.
Cake Boss Decorator's Buttercream Recipe
7 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups shortening
6 Tablespoons softened butter
1 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla
1/4 plus 2 Tablespoons cold water