Pistachio Buttercream?

Decorating By crazydoglady Updated 15 Sep 2009 , 3:04pm by all4cake

crazydoglady Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 1:58pm
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i can't use the nuts because i want it to be very smooth.

i don't know if i can find pistachio paste soon enough.

i will be decorating so i need something that will crust.

so, would i get away with adding pistachio pudding to buttercream?


5 replies
mjk350 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:07pm
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I saw that LorAnn oils has pistachio flavor. HTH icon_smile.gif

PinkZiab Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:48pm
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If you have a whole foods in your area they carry small cans of pistachio paste. It's not as strong as the foodservice variety so you need to use more, and if the oil has separated out (as it usually does in the small cans) you have to make sure to blend it back in thoroughly to make it smooth before using it, otherwise it'll be a little dry.

Back in my pre-scratch days I used to make a cake and frosting that both used pistachio pudding for flavor... if you can spare the materials for experimenting, give it a try. Otherwise you'll want to use extracts or oils.

all4cake Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:58pm
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you'd have to sift the pudding to get the nuts out....the one I get has nuts in it....I mean if you want it smooth, that is.

onlymadaresane Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:02pm
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And it'll be green if you use the sifted pudding.

all4cake Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:04pm
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lol...I forgot about that...it could work...

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