Microwaving Buttercream??

Decorating By mrsclox Updated 24 Jan 2009 , 11:53pm by indydebi

mrsclox Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 10:49pm
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Has anyone ever microwaved shortening based buttercream so it's thin enough for dipping? Is it safe to put shortening in the microwave even if it's only for a few seconds?

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indydebi Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 11:27pm
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Has anyone ever microwaved shortening based buttercream so it's thin enough for dipping?


Never have, but I've never had a reason for dipping.

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Is it safe to put shortening in the microwave even if it's only for a few seconds?


I melt shortening in the microwave all the time and have for years and years and years. It never occured to me NOT to. Did someone tell you it was dangerous or would explode or something? icon_confused.gif

mrsclox Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 11:42pm
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Mine says right on the can that it's flammable.

indydebi Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 11:53pm
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Mine says right on the can that it's flammable.



Well, yeah .... if you drop it on open flame or if it gets on your red hot stove burner. But it melts in a microwave just like butter does. Both are fat products ... both work the same way as far as melting and flammability.

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