Pure White Buttercream Using Butter

Decorating By candice1988 Updated 20 May 2008 , 12:50pm by MichelleM77

candice1988 Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:42am
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Is there a way to get a pure white buttercream if you use butter? I use shortening because it makes a pure white icing. I know Wilton makes white icing color, but I dont know how well this works. Any suggestions would help.

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Ruth0209 Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:48am
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I think I've read on here that if you add a little violet colored food coloring, it'll cancel out the yellow tint. Maybe one of the experts can confirm that.

levinea Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:16pm
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I reduce the amount of liquid just slightly in my buttercream recipe, then add in 6-7 drops of the Americolor white coloring (this is more liquid and less thick like the other gels, so that's why I reduce the liquid in the recipe). It makes a lovely white icing.

Also, I found that most of the butter that is marked organic has no yellow coloring added to it. That makes it easier to get pure white icing.

MichelleM77 Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:50pm
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I made the WBH (whimsical bake house) buttercream with all butter and it turned out white. I don't know if it was the whipping in my KA for 15 minutes or what, but it was white! icon_smile.gif

I haven't had luck with the Wilton whitener or the lavender coloring method.

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