Icing Help....people In The Uk Please...

Baking By chimbabweep Updated 16 Feb 2011 , 11:37am by LisaPeps

chimbabweep Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 10:58pm
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Hi im looking for the perfect btter icing for on top of my cupcakes...
im making some for my friends wedding and i want the consistancy to be perfect...

At thw moment i use marg and icing sugar ...... not the best never stays in shap...
looking for a lovely white icing..

please help..recipies and what brands do you use would be very helpful xxx

4 replies
Abisnail Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 11:57pm
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Hi, I like to use utterly butterly and icing sugar with a dash of vanilla extract (not essence, it's rubbish!). A lot of people use vegetable shortening like Trex to make White buttercream. I've tried it and thought it tasted awful! Wilton also do a whitener for buttercream, if you use that and Lurpak butter (which is the palest you can get) you'll get almost White icing. HTH.

Jennifer353 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 10:52am
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I assume you need it to be buttercream? Obviously royal icing or fondant can be pure white.

Sam_paggers Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 11:17am
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I use 2 parts butter and 1 part shortnening this seems to help it keep in shape better but might just be me! I have also found in the past that utterly butterly stays very yellow....

I've been told flora is good option to keep icing white but havent tried it myself


LisaPeps Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 11:37am
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I use Italian meringue buttercream. Love it, can eat it out of the bowl straight lol

Add a tiny bit of violet gel paste to whiten the icing.

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