Lemon Buttercream

Decorating By summersusu Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 6:42pm by Cake-makerz

summersusu Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 1:48pm
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Can you tent Lemon buttercream pink or any other color? I've never made it before.

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artscallion Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 1:53pm
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Yes

menas Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 1:57pm
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I make the lemon buttercream that actually doesn't have butter in it & it tints fine. There really should be another name for it if theres no butter in it! I've heard there's a certain kind of butter that is closer to being white and the color will be true but I don't know what it is. Maybe someone else can tell us.

summersusu Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 2:04pm
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Thanks...is there a particular recipe you follow for lemon buttercream that you like and goes well with Lemon Cake

brincess_b Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 2:16pm
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i just add lemon juice to my usual recipe (either a traditional buttercream, or indydebis).
xx

artscallion Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 2:23pm
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In my regular recipe I substitute lemon juice for the required liquid and substitute lemon extract for the vanilla.

JustToEatCake Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:40pm
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I've done it but used lemon extract instead of lemon juice. I thought about lemon juice but I wondered if the acidity would break down the icing. I guess now I know.

menas Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:02pm
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I like that idea of lemon juice instead of water & the lemon extract! I bet this cuts way down on the sweet factor. Does this still allow for a crusting buttercream?

artscallion Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 4:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by menas

I like that idea of lemon juice instead of water & the lemon extract! I bet this cuts way down on the sweet factor. Does this still allow for a crusting buttercream?




Crusting is determined by the ratio of fat to sugar. So as long as you're not increasing the fat end of that ratio, it shouldn't effect the crusting.

Cake-makerz Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 6:42pm
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I add always a flavour to my buttercream and if i want i colour it !

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