Smbc What Did I Do Wrong???

Baking By agemyers Updated 23 Jan 2011 , 8:13pm by stsapph

agemyers Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 7:18pm
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I made SMBC and it look like butter and tasted like butter. I think its not right and like to know what did I do wrong. I dont like too sweet and buttery icing. Like to find recipe for light and not too sweet icing. Whipped is not too stiff to do flowers. Please help!!! Thanks!

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aswartzw Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 7:45pm
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Did you use unsalted butter?

Also, did you use lots of flavoring?

Finally, piping with SMBC is tricky. It needs to be somewhat cool and if your hands are too warm, you will need to put the piping bag on ice or something to cool it back down.

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 7:50pm
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I felt the same way first time I made it. Adding more flavoring is the key.

Kat

agemyers Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 7:57pm
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do you think little salt will help??

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 8:01pm
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I'm not sure about adding salt. I used 1/2 unsalted butter and 1/2 salted butter for a recipe calling for all unsalted butter. Just personal preference, but the end result for me was a good icing.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

agemyers Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 8:03pm
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I did use unsalted butter and plenty of vanilla I think 2 tsps maybe I did not whip it long

aswartzw Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 8:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by agemyers

do you think little salt will help??




No. Do not add salt. Some people accidently use salted butter and that makes it taste like butter. The key is unsalted. icon_smile.gif

You probably just didn't add enough flavorings.

agemyers Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 8:08pm
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thanks, I will try it till I get it wright icon_smile.gif

stsapph Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 8:13pm
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2 tsp is definitely not enough. I use roughly 1/4 cup of flavoring for a batch of SBMC. Try adding more vanilla, and see what happens.

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