White Buttercream?

Decorating By kim_1 Updated 16 Dec 2010 , 10:49am by JackiesCreations

kim_1 Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 1:18pm
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How do you make butter cream white like on cake boss when he dirty ices it?

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brincess_b Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 1:28pm
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use crisco and clear vanilla.
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JanH Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 1:34pm
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Originally Posted by brincess_b

use crisco and clear vanilla.
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Exactly. icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif

Chasey Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 3:18pm
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OR if you prefer an all butter icing, use Wilton's White-White to remove the slightly yellow color. It's a food safe titanium dioxide that will whiten the icing. Just squirt it in, mix and assess.

OR if you prefer a butter and shortening mix, whip those two ingredients together for quite a while before adding the rest of the recipe. It will turn the butter white (and then proceed with the clear vanilla.)

brincess_b Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 3:47pm
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I believe organic butter tends to be paler than standard butter. A touch of violet food dye apparently can help to.
If I use butter and brown vanilla, it looks pretty White, as long as it's not on a White table cloth or with White ribbon!
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Tclanton Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 4:02pm
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I use Land o Lakes butter, crisco and clear vanilla - white as snow everytime.

kim_1 Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 4:50pm
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what is crisco? i know its a Vegetable Shortening but iv not seen that in the UK.... is it just the same as lard but with veg ?

Chasey Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by kim_1

what is crisco? i know its a Vegetable Shortening but iv not seen that in the UK.... is it just the same as lard but with veg ?




Apparently the UK equivalent is Trex. Check out this thread, particularly the post by sweetstory. Hope this helps!

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-621762-.html&sid=83ba1848b9212284f2d7b94935bf5e6e

kim_1 Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 2:06pm
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thanks chasey

kim_1 Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 9:32am
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I got some trex last night, it was in my local shop down the road lol all this time I havent seen it as well.... oh well. so do I just use the trex instead of butter?

karabeal Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 9:41am
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Yep. Just use the Trex/Crisco in the same amount you'd use for butter, or do some portion butter and some portion Trex/Crisco that adds up to the total amount of butter the recipe calls for. Then proceed with the rest of the recipe.

kim_1 Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 10:02am
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thanks im gunna try it for my sons birthday cake icon_smile.gif

brincess_b Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 10:22am
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i think the trex does say to use 10% less than butter. not that it really matters, u can change the consistency by adding liquid or icing sugar.
(also, think about putting ur location in your profile - if i had seen you were in the uk i would have said trex off the bat)
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kim_1 Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 10:25am
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thanks brincess... and ill go have a see in my profile and do that. im still getting used to the site iv only just started using it x

JackiesCreations Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 10:49am
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I use sno creme, they come in 500g tubs. I don't know if you have this where you are, but this is very white! icon_smile.gif

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