Sugarflair Whitening

Baking By Sarah1986 Updated 3 Aug 2010 , 8:51pm by Dayti

Sarah1986 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 4:09pm
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Ok so ive bought some Sugarflair Whitening to add to my buttercream to ice a cake with to obviously make it white.

But i am unsure how much to add and how to add it as there are no instructions.

Do i just add the powder to the icing? Or do i have to mix it with something? And how much should i add?

Thanks, Sarah

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Dayti Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 4:24pm
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I've never used the Sugarflair brand of whitener, only Wilton's white-white and the CK white gel colour.

I would have suggested adding it like 1/4 tsp at a time but then I googled it and found this site - she uses much more:
http://www.venuscakes.com/blog/white-butter-cream-recipe/2085/

Personally I would add little by little. I can tell you that Wilton's white-white changed the consistency of my buttercream, and it also contains Titanium Dioxide as the main ingredient. Although it is a liquid, it made the BC kind of powdery and when piping it it had ragged edges. I didn't have that problem with the CK white gel colour.

Beating your butter well before adding your icing sugar will also result in a whiter icing to begin with so you may be able to use less of whatever whitener you use.

Sarah1986 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 4:28pm
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Fantastic thats really useful thankyou very much

tiggy2 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 4:49pm
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You can also add just the tiniest bit of violet to cancel out the yellow to make it whiter. Jut touch a toothpic tip in the violet and then touch that to your BC. You can always add a little more but you can't take it away icon_smile.gif

Sarah1986 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 8:28pm
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Thankyou for the tips icon_smile.gif

Dayti Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 8:51pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggy2

You can also add just the tiniest bit of violet to cancel out the yellow to make it whiter. Jut touch a toothpic tip in the violet and then touch that to your BC. You can always add a little more but you can't take it away icon_smile.gif




Wow, great tip!

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