What brand of butter is a white butter? I need to make a WHITE cream cheese butter cream for a wedding cake this weekend. I have no idea which one is white and good. I've never found just white only yellow.
Thanks for your help.
There isn't any white butter. The color varies by what the cow is feed, the time of year etc.
If you cream your butter really, really well it will lighten up.
CrCh also isn't white. There is no way one is going to have a *white!* icing using either, much both, of those ingredients. The closest you will come is an off-white (like Fr Vanilla).
You will find your store brands are less yellow then brand name butter.
they suggest using an itsy bitsy bit of lavendar to counter the yellow tint the butter(I reckon crch as well) gives to the icing.
The only way to get white icing is not using butter..if you do it will always have that tint of yellow..
Thank you all for a quick response. I will try the tiny tiny bit of lavendar to counter act the yellow.
Do any of you have a great tasting cream cheese butter cream that does not require using butter? If I mess up the lavendar?
You can use all high ratio shortening instead of the butter and if you want still the butter flavor, you can add some butter flavor extract..
Crusting Creamcheese Buttercream
1/2 cup of shortening
1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter @ room temp
1 8oz bar cream cheese @ room temp
1 tblsp white vanilla extract
2 lbs shifted powder sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Cream together shortening, butter, and cream cheese until nice and smooth. Add vanilla into mixture and combine. Sift together sugar and salt, and slowly add to shortening, butter & cheese mixture. Make sure that all sugar is incorporated. Enjoy!
*If to stiff of a consistency use less sugar but all the salt or gradually add milk to make the perfect consistency
Newbie question - what is high ratio shortening?
You could also try using Wiltons White White Icing Color to keep it white. Otherwise I agree, store brand butter seems to be lighter in color than the name brands.
Thank you for the help. I'm going to see what I can do.
I was also gonna say witon's white food coloring. That is what I use.
go with the white food coloring. I ALWAYS screw up with lavender and then I make chocolate. Seriously. It's insane. I just tell people that if they want it good, it's not going to be really white. Now if I were making, say, clouds out of icing, I would just go with all crisco icing. Yuck.