Hi everyone, I am new to cake decorating and was wondering if anyone had a recipe for bright white buttercream? Any help will be great.
When I need a bright white, I just use my regular SMBC, but with organic butter. We have a health food store nearby and they sell white butter made with no dyes. Who knew butter was dyed yellow?? Anyway, it turns out a beautiful, bright white every time. You can always add some icing whitener, but I find that a little doesn't do very much and a lot throws off the texture of your icing. BTW, the organic butter also works with American buttercream recipes. Also, make sure you're using clear vanilla.
Thank you, could you post the recipe for th SMBC?
Here's the link for the recipe I use.
Good luck with your cake!!
sharon zambito.. as c/cer has a great buttercream recipe....using hi-ratio shortening and holds up great in humid weather.... if this is the kind of buttercream you are talking about.. it taste great too.. her site is sharonssugarshack.com.. her dvd's are great.. her buttercream iced cakes look like fondant covered cakes. i have never seen any one that can ice a cake as beautiful as she does. check out her site.. and her buttercream is white...hth
To brighten icing whiter just add the tiniest bit of blue food color. ...... a very old way to do it
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