Rolled Buttercream Question

Decorating By GeminiKim Updated 18 Aug 2008 , 1:38am by GeminiKim

GeminiKim Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 9:42pm
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I have seen a recipe that said to use popcorn salt and one that said to use regular salt. If I use regular salt, will the RBC be grainy/gritty tasting?
I can't find popcorn salt anywhere. icon_cry.gif

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kakeladi Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 10:34pm
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I have always used regular salt. Never found the icing to be gritty. That's just my experience.
If there is any liquid in the recipe, dissolve the salt in it - make sure it is dissolved before adding to the rest of the ingredients.

GeminiKim Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 2:39am
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Good idea. Thank you!

Lady_Phoenix Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 2:52am
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I use popcorn salt. It is a much finer grain than regular salt. If is usually found in the aisle with the popcorn, near the popcorn oil.

GeminiKim Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 3:10am
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I saw popcorn oil in ONE of the FIVE grocery stores I looked in - but no popcorn salt to be found.

xstitcher Posted 16 Aug 2008 , 8:06pm
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I hear you about popcorn salt! I looked in so many stores (mind you this was in Canada) and could find lots, unfortunately they were all flavoured (ie cheddar, jalepenos (sp??) and who wants those flavours on cakes!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

GeminiKim Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 2:23am
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I think I'm going to bring a zip lock baggie and smuggle some out of the theater the next time I go.

BUT - I did make the rolled buttercream tonight and it came out/tasted fine with regular salt.

icer101 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 2:42am
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i get mine at the wal mart........ 3 3/4 oz. size.... along with all the other salts... morton popcorn salt

GeminiKim Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 3:35am
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Thank you. I am planning a trip there Friday. Hopefully they'll have it.

diabolicdesire Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 3:48am
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I found popcorn salt at Super Target on the spice isle near the other salts. Have never seen it at a grocery store though.

gateaux Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 4:06am
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Just ask the store manager of your favorite grocery stores. Things like that can be ordered if they dont stock it on a normal basis.

I know a few of the managers at the store now. It's helpful to be able to ask about items you hear about of see somewhere and know you can request them.

Good Luck.

xstitcher Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 4:41am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by icer101

i get mine at the wal mart........ 3 3/4 oz. size.... along with all the other salts... morton popcorn salt




Ahh shucks!!! I was just there tonight. Hopefully I'll remember to check and see if they carry it next time I'm there!

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PiccoloChellie Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 6:43am
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You can whiz up some regular salt in a food processor to make it finer grained - good substitute for popcorn salt. icon_smile.gif

xstitcher Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 11:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PiccoloChellie

You can whiz up some regular salt in a food processor to make it finer grained - good substitute for popcorn salt. icon_smile.gif




Thanks for the tip!

LoriMc Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 11:37pm
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I found mine in the spice aisle.

ThreeDGirlie Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 11:57pm
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A whirl in the coffee grinder will do the trick. I have one that is just for spices...

GeminiKim Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 1:38am
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Great ideas ladies - Thank you so much!

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