Non Crusty Buttercream

Decorating By gimmeabreak Updated 18 May 2009 , 3:33pm by gimmeabreak

gimmeabreak Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:08pm
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Hi, my buttercream always gets crusty. I use only butter. I con't like adding the shortening to it. any suggestions?

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PinkZiab Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:19pm
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Increase the amount of butter (or decrease the powdered sugar). The fat-to-sugar ratio is what determines whether an american buttercream will crust or not. Also, you could try a meringue-based buttercream, which don't crust at all.

gimmeabreak Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:33pm
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I do also use a meringue base buttercream but can't seem to color it as nicely. Thanks for the tip. I will try it.

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