Can I Mix 2 Batches Of Buttercream

Decorating By dandelion56602 Updated 23 Oct 2007 , 12:40pm by dandelion56602

dandelion56602 Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 11:16am
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It's been a few months since I've decorated a cake & ran into the Crisco problem of it not crusting like I like it. (It just seems soooo greasy). So, I was wondering if I made a batch w/ GV, which does crust, if I could mix the 2 batches together & get an ok batch. I've had success w/ 1/2 Crisco & 1/2 GV, but just wondering if I can combine after the fact of mixing everything else into it? Does this make sense?


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mgdqueen Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 11:29am
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You can combine it without a problem and it will more than likely crust for you. If it doesn't, mix more ps in, and more liquid for the right consistancy. The crusting is ratio of ps to fat.

jibbies Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 11:30am
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Check your GV before you use it, they have gone 0 trans fat also.
So far I have been able to find Kroger Shortening with trans fat in it. You might want o check the store brands, be careful they are marketing the shortening with animal fat right next to the vegetable shortening.


beachcakes Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 11:42am
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I tried walmart brand - is that the Great Value? - that had 0 transfats and I thought it was too soft and greasy. I began using new 2/3 Crisco mixed with 1/3 GV and it's fine now!

dandelion56602 Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 12:40pm
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This was bought a few months ago & it's the full fat. It's as stiff as a girl's hair in the 80's. Thanks. I'll definitely be mixing the 2 together then!!! Just praying it comes out b/c I'll be making cakes for a fun fest & hope to get a few orders after the fact.

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