How To Soften Refrigerated Buttercream

Decorating By ahjooah Updated 15 Jun 2010 , 11:06pm by ahjooah

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ahjooah Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 10:52pm
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help! i made buttercream with 3 parts butter and 1 part shortening plus a little whipping cream. i got too tired after making the buttercream, so i refrigerated it overnight, and now the buttercream is dried and crumbly! do i dump out the whole batch or is there a way to soften up the cold buttercream to the consistency it was before refrigeration? can i microwave it?
for future references, does my buttercream need refrigeration???

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catlharper Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 10:55pm
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You can microwave it for a few seconds but be very very careful or it will literally melt. Best to just let it sit out for a little while and come to room temp. Then you will be able to stir it and get the consistancy you are looking for.

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ahjooah Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:06pm
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thanks catlharper! i just microwaved the buttercream for 5 seconds and now it is pliable and ready for decorating! you are a lifesaver! :O)

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