Water Or Milk In Frosting??

Baking By ljslight Updated 25 Aug 2010 , 12:28am by julesh268

ljslight Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:33pm
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Which is better for Buttercream frosting, Milk or Water? What is the differance??
Thanks for your help.

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indydebi Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:49pm
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I'm not sure that one is better as much as it's personal preference. I prefer milk because of the extra flavor, the added fat ..... and because I have this psychological hang-up about using water.

See, my mom was a HORRIBLE cook! She'd make homemade icing by mixing p.sugar and water together and slappin' it on the cake. Just p.sugar and water. No fat, no flavoring, no nothing. Just p.sugar and water.

Nasty. really, really, nasty.

Some ask if I became a good cook because my mom was a good cook? I tell them, "Nope! I became a good cook for survival!"

mamawrobin Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:59pm
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I prefer using milk. In my opinion it just makes a better icing.

Tiffany29 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 3:07pm
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Milk, tastes better to me.

tonedna Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 3:17pm
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The amouount of liquids added to the recipe I really dont think makes a huge difference in flavor to my opinion unless you are using a creamer that has lots of flavor in it. The
idea of using milk in the buttercream came because of the fact that the vegetable shortenings sold in the supermarkets had ) transfats, so adding whole milk to the buttercream would add some of the fat that the shortening was lacking

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ddaigle Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 2:49pm
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I use Heavy Whipping Cream

CookieD-oh Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by ddaigle

I use Heavy Whipping Cream

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dchockeyguy Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 6:41pm
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I use milk here as well basically due to taste factors.

julesh268 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 12:28am
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I always used water until I did my practice wedding cake and tried milk. Although the bc with the water tasted very good, the milk seemed smoother and slightly better taste. I will use milk from now on.

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