Is This A Suitable Substitution?

Decorating By shannon100 Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 3:52pm by shannon100

shannon100 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 9:08pm
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My MIL is visiting and I'm making her a birthday cake. She wants a cake like I made a few weeks ago for a charity auction. I covered it with white chocolate buttercream. But because I wanted to save money, I didn't buy any white chocolate this time. I figured I'd give her the cake and filling, but just use a regular buttercream (which is still delicious!!) But she seems disappointed that I don't have white chocolate. (She's still getting a dark chocolate fudge cake with strawberry cream filling and homemade buttercream! I still think that sounds incredibly yummy!)

So the question is: I have some of that cheap stuff you dip pretzels and stuff in. It's used for making your own almond bark. The package says something like "vanilla coating". I told her I was nervous using it in icing because it's not really used for baking, but just for melting and coating. I hate to try it and waste an entire batch of buttercream if it messes it up. Have you ever used it in buttercream in place of the real baking/melting chocolate? Will it taste good? Or will it ruin the buttercream? (I used the Wilton recipe, 1/2 butter, 1/2 crisco, vanilla flavoring, not almond this time.)


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JanH Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:46am
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White chocolate contains cocoa butter, the white chocolate coating contains vegetable fat, instead.

Here's a recipe that use white chocolate chips:

Almond bark frosting:

Candy coating frosting recipe:


shannon100 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 3:52pm
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JanH To the rescue again! You are always so helpful with your links!! Thank you so much. I appreciate it (on this post and so many others!)

I ended up doing a regular vanilla buttercream, but this is good to know for future reference. (She loved the cake, even with the regular buttercream, so that's good. icon_smile.gif ) I'll try these in the future!!

Thanks again!

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