Making As I Type - Help - I Only Have Margarine- Buttecream

Decorating By sweetmonkeycheese Updated 18 Mar 2011 , 12:49pm by Rosiepan

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:21pm
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I am making buttercream frosting right now and it calls for both butter and crisco, but I only have margarine.. is that a big deal???? should I go to a all crisco recipe, but I really prefer the combo recipes...

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AmysCakesNCandies Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:36pm
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I have mixed butter and margarine and it didn't affect the flavor too much, just ended up more off white since the margarine was more yellow (I typically make all- butter) I would think margarine and crisco would be fine, I would prefer it personally over the all shortening version.

Rosiepan Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:38pm
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I think it would be fine. Personally I would bung some vanilla extract in it as well to enhance it a bit.

cabecakes Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:47pm
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I think it would be fine, or you can go to an all shortening and add clear butter flavoring. Especially if you want the whiter buttercream.

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:48pm
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Yes, I will for sure add vanilla, I also often add butter extract and almond.. I just seems to like that combo. It's all I have in the house and I am not a fan of the ALL crisco frosting

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 10:22pm
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The frosting came out just fine! tasted good and crusted w/ no problem! Good to know I can cheap out w/ the margarine instead of butter!

Rosiepan Posted 18 Mar 2011 , 12:49pm
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