Question About The Non-Crusting Buttercream Recipe Posted...

Decorating By KarenOR Updated 15 Apr 2009 , 2:23am by KarenOR

KarenOR Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 1:05am
post #1 of 3

This one:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1610-No-Crust-Buttercream-Icing.html

I was trying to figure out the numbers to quadruple the recipe.
It seems to be that 1 and 1/4 sticks of butter isn't the same as 3/4 cups. If I quadruple it, I end up with almost an extra stick of butter.
Does anyone know which is correct? 1 and 1/4 sticks or 3/4 cups?
Thanks.

2 replies
luv2cook721 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 1:54am
post #2 of 3

one stick of butter is half a cup so 1 & 1/2 sticks is equal to 3/4 cup. Looking at the recipe it appears they intend 1 & 1/2 sticks or the equivalent amount of butter and shortening. To quadruple it you need 3 cups or 6 sticks of butter. hope this helps. Go slow and start with a lesser amount you can always add more if needed.

KarenOR Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:23am
post #3 of 3

Thanks. Yeah, I wasn't sure if in the recipe the sticks or cups was the correct measurement. I just did it right before I came back to check for a reply and split the different, using 5.5 sticks. It worked. It's for Saturday, so I'll rewhip it and adjust in the morning, if necessary.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%