Okay, I hope this is not a terribly stupid question - but here goes. I recently used Criscoe sticks (butter-flavor) for my buttercream for the first time. I actually liked the texture better than just regular Criscoe - might be my imagination though. I have used the same buttercream recipe for YEARS, so it didn't even dawn on me until this morning that I probably added 1 tsp. of butter flavoring, like I always have, and maybe didn't need to? Since it is butter-flavored Criscoe?
I am curious.. did it alter the color of your buttercream. I tried them once and my frosting was yellow looking. Light yellow.. but not white like usual.
I make my buttercream the same way. It also looked a little ivory colored, so I just added some white-white food coloring and it was perfect. I agree that it definitely seems smoother with the butter-flavor Crisco sticks. And they are so much easier to measure with.
Yes, it was a little off white, but it was ok for the cake that I was decorating. I'm just not sure if it's necessary to still add butter flavoring, I'm thinking that it wasn't necessary. What do you all think?
I didn't add any butter flavoring and it tasted just fine.
How was it to decorate with??? Like roses etc..... and did it crust?
I add merengue powder to mine, so it crusted just like always.