We have a request for a dairy free cake, and I am trying to find a good dairy free "buttercream" that will hold up well for decorating, and be ok out of the fridge for a while. The recipes I have found call for margarine, and I am concerned that the softness of the margarine will be a problem. Does anyone have a good dairy free buttercream that works for decorating?
My basic buttercream uses half butter and half shortening. When I need a vegan (non-dairy) icing I use vegan margarine. If you're concerned about it being too soft, add slightly more confectioners' sugar. But you won't need much.
Thank you so much!
I believe that Crisco is vegan (even the butter flavor kind) so, you could probably just go all Crisco.
I always use spectrum organic shortening, I don't find it to be as greasy as crisco and holds up better in hot weather than margarine.
Yeah, I looked into Spectrum, but I couldn't find if anywhere local has it, and I don't have time to order it for this cake. I will definitely be using Crisco this time, but next time I would like to try Spectrum.
I use Spectrum shortening in my buttercream, and Earth Balance margarine (vegan). 50/50, just like a regular buttercream. I actually think it tastes better than dairy buttercream!