I had to review this. Here's the scoop -- fresh out of the mixer, this is one of the most incredible whippy happy goodness icings I've ever eaten. It has an incredible fluffly texture and is rich and decadent. I put a 1/2 tsp of almond extract for flavoring, and I couldn't keep the family away from it.
However, once the icing has been refrigerated, due to the high butter content, it is hard and the flavor does swing over to the "butter lightly flavored with sugar" taste. Not to say that it's bad, but when cold, it is "peelable" off the cake. The solution? Let it warm up to room temp before you serve the cake again, and voila, you have happy whippy goodness again.
I think perhaps the difference in taste/texture after refrigeration is why you have the varied hate/love for this recipe. As written is it really good and fluffy. Great icing! Its just not something I think is at its best when served cold. I so wanna try this with a little bit of orange zest on a lightly orange flavored cake! YUM!
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I had to review this. Here's the scoop -- fresh out of the mixer, this is one of the most...