Icing Recipes With Out Shortening?

Baking By j_and_r2009 Updated 10 Jan 2011 , 2:54am by JanH

j_and_r2009 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 8:43pm
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is there any recipes out there for buttercream and royal icing that doesnt use shortening?

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windemire Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 8:56pm
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Welcome to CC icon_smile.gif

You can always substitute butter for shortening, in whatever buttercream recipe you're using.

Royal icing breaks down in the resence of fat, so shortening isn't used at all. It's just a combination of powdered sugar, water, egg whites (or meringue powder) and whatever flavors / colors you'd like to add.

There are many recipes for both on CC, if you check out the recipe section.


j_and_r2009 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 12:13am
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thank you for your help

JanH Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 2:54am
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You're very welcome. icon_smile.gif

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