Help! Did I Mess Up This Batch?

Decorating By lrlt2000 Updated 29 Nov 2009 , 7:11pm by manderson19

lrlt2000 Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 4:44pm
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I am making a buttercream recipe that called for 2 cups softened butter and 2 cups shortening. I put in only 2 sticks of butter, intending to increase the amount of shortening, but I FORGOT! I already added the extracts and flour for that recipe (it's a "less sweet" BC), so I can't just short the PS and I need a big batch anyway.

I have only added about 1 of 3 lbs of PS so far.

SO, can I just add another two sticks of butter NOW? I do not have a baking background, but I know there are molecular technicalities (e.g., butter needs to coat each molecule of sugar, etc.) that might require I cream the butter/shortening first.

What do you think!?

2 replies
brincess_b Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 5:04pm
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i think i would cream the butter/ shortening, mix with ps, then mix the two batches. but i have no experience of a recipe for bc that uses flour, so i dont know if that would work.

manderson19 Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 7:11pm
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If your butter is room temp (soft), I don't see why it would hurt, but agree that to be safe, you could always cream the butter, add half of the necessary ps and mix the two batches together.

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