Over Buttered Buttercream

Decorating By Lezlee Updated 16 Jun 2009 , 1:38am by peg818

Lezlee Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 12:40am
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I need some expert opinions! I made a batch of buttercream (Wilton's recipe) and instead of using 3/4 c shortening and 1/4 c butter, I accidentally threw in 3/4c cup shortening and 1/2 cup of butter. Can this batch be saved? I started adding more sugar, but decided to get an opinion rather than waste more sugar if it wasn't salvageable.

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peg818 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 1:29am
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cut out your water from the recipe and you should be fine.

Lezlee Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 1:32am
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Unfortunately, I already added 2 T of water! Do you think if I just add more sugar to thicken it will taste alright?

peg818 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 1:38am
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you should be fine, you may want to add a bit more flavoring, but that small amount of water shouldnt hurt.

The other option is to double the batch of icing. Just remember not to double your butter again.

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