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?
I saw that LorAnn oils has pistachio flavor. HTH
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.
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.
And it'll be green if you use the sifted pudding.
lol...I forgot about that...it could work...