I few months ago I had the best frosting I'd everEVERever had.
It didn't taste homemade. and it didn't taste store bought.
but it had to homemade?
but it didn't taste like buttercream frosting.
I stood to the side watching another lady literally lick the frosting off the cake plate while asking the chef how on earth she made it. Her secret was shortening. ...uh, err
gag. I just ate shortening? What had I done. I'm SO against shortening. am I? I mean, I just had the best frosting I'd ever had in my life. For once I wasn't scraping off the extra frosting to the corning of my plate, in fact I was secretly jealous of the lady licking the cake plate. hehe I wanted more.
Then, weeks later, I heard the following story.
A woman asked for a world famous roll recipe.
When told the recipe called for butter, shortening and lard she was appalled.
Next she asked- Is there anything I can substitute for those ingredients.
"sure there is, but you won't get the world famous rolls"
I thought about that....and was convinced. Sometimes its ok to use shortening. If I want the best of the best.... I mean, how often do I eat cake like that? a few times a year?
I can splurge for the best frosting in the world a few times a year.
Rocket cupcake....it was improvised, ha ha. not too bad.