Pourable Buttercream - Is There Such A Thing

Decorating By dsilbern Updated 18 Dec 2009 , 4:16am by all4cake

dsilbern Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 4:09am
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I've read references to pourable buttercream here and there. No real recipes that I've found. I tried melting shortening based buttercream in the mircrowave - the sugar became grainy and weird. Then tried heating 1/2 cup whipping cream and mixed it into 2C buttercream. I was able to pour it but it was lumpy and ugly.

Can buttercream be melted and poured so it is smooth when it sets back up?

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KoryAK Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 4:13am
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YES! but only SMBC or IMBC

all4cake Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 4:16am
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I tried it with some leftover shortening-based buttercream last week...added a bit of water and heated it just 'til it was liquid...in a bowl over a pot of simmering water and poured it over some mini cakes. I think it would've benefitted from a bit more water. It poured smoothly over the first two then, it began setting quite quickly making the next ones lumpier and lumpier. I did like the way it set up....firm enough to lift without marring the surface.

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