CAn someone link me to a great tasting Buttercream that holds up and is very white. I usually use butter in my BC frosting and it turn out a little off-white. Thanks
You could use shortening instead of butter or half butter and half shortening. There is also a white icing color that some ppl use. I use shortening and a butter flavored vanilla.
You can use the tiniest bit of a violet color and it will sometimes turn the icing white.
I use clear butter flavred van.
indydebi's BC recipe is very good and is white. It's in the recipe section.
Sugarshack's recipe tastes wonderful, withstands the heat and is white,
here is a link with all sorts of q&a's as well as the recipe.
I LOVE Whimsical Bakehouse's House Buttercream. It's posted on their website:
I can eat it like it's mousse!
I made indydebi's all-crisco BC for the first time last week. I held up great (an hour in a hot car, then 4 hours in a hot stuffy room without any problems), tastes delicious, and came out very white before I dumped all that food coloring into it lol.
Also - Americolor has a Bright White color (I think that's what it's called) that I added to my half-butter/half-crisco buttercream and it turned out pretty white. It sort of counteracts the yellow-y tint of the butter, I guess. (and vanilla if you're not using clear vanilla)
Same here sugarshacks is white but it takes all shortening, clear vanilla or butter if any or any extract must be clear to come out white. Creme bouquet really taste good, everyone seems to like that stuff and it smells so good too. Hope that works. You can watch her make it in you tube.
I have heard a lot about bright white. I need to try it sometime!
Adding violet works! Well, it works for my butter/shortening buttercream. I cream the butter and shortening together and add violet a tiny bit at a time until it is almost grey in color. Then I add the liquid and the powdered sugar and flavoring, etc. Give it a try!
Thank you all for your response. I was looking through my bag of tricks and found that I have actually bought "super bright white" and never used it. So I'll try that first, then I'll try the other recipes I saw, thanks again!!