Icing

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carmycakes Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:53pm
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I currently use store bought icing (betty crocker) for cakes. I want to start coloring the icing. Is it better to make your own buttercream or will store icing work?

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JillysCakery Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:07pm
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Yes storebought icing will work but homemade buttercream tastes better.

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indydebi Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:51pm
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canned grocery store icing is designed to "spread" on a cake. If you're wanting to use it for borders that will hold their shape, or for flowers, etc., then you need to make your own.

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carmycakes Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:38pm
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Is Buttercream icing better to spread at room temp or chilled? Also for piping shells and stars should it be room temp or chilled?
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Jeff_Arnett Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:42pm
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I currently use store bought icing (betty crocker) for cakes. I want to start coloring the icing. Is it better to make your own buttercream or will store icing work?




I think homemade icing is better and more economical, but try adding 1 cup of powdered sugar to 1 tub of icing....improves the texture and makes it crust as well. I had a friend years ago who did that for her icing!

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