Salted Butter For Bc Icing

Baking By Kosha Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 5:28pm by Kosha

Kosha Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:31pm
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Can I use salted butter for BC icing? What difference will it make to the texture, taste of the BC icing. I mistankenly bought salted butter instead of unsalted from Costco (large quantity) and cant return it because I already started using it. I would really appreciate your response.

Thank you.

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cakesdivine Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:40pm
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Yes, salted butter is all I use, hit helps bring out the butter flavor

TexasSugar Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:44pm
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You can add salt into your buttercream recipe, I do it all the time. BUT I don't know the amount of salt in butter. I would say if you have already started making a batch taste it and see.

melmar02 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:44pm
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My BC recipe calls for a small amount of salt and unsalted butter. I have used salted butter and not added any salt and can't tell a difference. You should be fine. thumbs_up.gif

confectionsofahousewife Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:54pm
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I always use salted butter in buttercreams, and cake recipes too. I have never been able to tell a difference. I am too lazy buy both kinds of butter!

Kosha Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 5:28pm
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Thank you all so much for your quick response. I'm going to be making a cake for around 35 people and its my first time making a cake at this scale.

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