What is the best trick or tip to get snow white buttercream. I use a combo of shortening & unsalted butter. The taste is great & poeple love it, but the off white color is not appealing to my eye at all. It took my teanage daughter (you know the one that never helps but is always there to offer unwanted criticism) to point it out to me. Any suggestions?
You can add a white food dye.
Wilton also makes something called Icing White White. It is supposed to be added to lighten frosting or to make traditional buttercream white. I have it and have used it. I don't know that I would call it white white, but it does lighten it.
Indydebi has a great snow white butter cream recipe. Search for it in the recipe section. It's very good. I think you'll love it. Also try using clear vanilla. I use shortening not butter. HTH
I add a TINY bit of violet to make mine white again. I like to mix it with the liquid I use so I don't get streaks of violet that didn't quite mix.
i've used the wilton white-i try not to use it too much (depending how much icing i need i can take a lot to lighten) if you use clear vanilla you wouldn't have to use as much either
I use high ratio shortening and a good quality butter flavoring. It makes a white frosting sometimes I add a half stick butter and it still stays white. If you don't want to change your recipe I'd get the bright white food coloring by Americolor. HTH
I make mine with butter and shortening and then add a TINY drop of violet food coloring. The violet cancels out the yellow since they are on the opposite ends of the color spectrum and turns the BC into a bright white. just dip a tooth pick into the violet and add just a tiny amount at a time and you will notice an immediate difference.