Using Water Instead Of Milk In Buttercream??

Decorating By Bellatheball Updated 17 Apr 2009 , 12:57am by bakingatthebeach

Bellatheball Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:16pm
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Hi everyone,

I want to use a real buttercream for a cake I'm making this weekend. It will be covered in fondant so I can't put it in the fridge. If I use butter, powdered sugar and water (instead of milk), will it still taste good? If it were just for my family, I'd use the milk and not think twice about it. Because my cake is going to someone else, I want to be sure I'm careful. Thoughts?

9 replies
Justbeck101 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:36pm
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you can use the milk and it will still be fine.

Lee15 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:53pm
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You can still use milk. Also, personally, I put my fondant cakes in the refrigerator and have no problems with condensation. I know there are others who disagree.

Bellatheball Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 5:41pm
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Thanks girls!

bakingatthebeach Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:46pm
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Ive started using water instead of milk in my all butter buttercream (had run out of milk) and noticed no difference in taste.

luv_to_decorate Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:56pm
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I always use water and I don't taste a difference either. It is such a small amount I don't think if you use milk it would require you to refrigerate it.

CourtneysCustomCakes Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 10:08pm
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I very rarely use milk. I have never had any problem with water. But with my chocolate bc sometimes I use coffee. It's not enough to make it mocha flavored it actually brings out the chocolate flavor.

jammjenks Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 10:14pm
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I always thin with water too.

Wesha Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:55am
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I always use water in my buttercream. There is no taste difference. You can also leave it out on the counter without it going bad. And IMHO, water cuts down on the sugary taste and it makes the Buttercream fluffier and lighter than milk.

Hope that helps


bakingatthebeach Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:57am
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I love using coffee in chocolate buttercream, Im not a big cake eater (go figure its my favorite hobby) but I can eat a bowl of mocha buttercream!

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