How To Get White Color For Smbc???

Baking By zinger60 Updated 24 Aug 2011 , 9:05am by sweet_tooth85

zinger60 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 7:28pm
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I just made vanilla SMBC. OMG! It is delicious! It was not as difficult to make as I thought it would be. I have seen pictures of this used to frost cakes and the cakes look very white. I was very surprised that mine turned out almost a light yellow color. How do people get it to look really white with all the butter and regular vanilla in it?

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AnnieCahill Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 7:50pm
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Mine is always off white. That's just the way it is. If you have violet coloring on hand you can add a dab to the buttercream. I have never done it but I've heard it cancels out the yellow color in the icing.

sweet_tooth85 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 9:00am
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zinger60 - you can buy white food colouring icon_smile.gif I LOVE IT. It almost looks like you're adding paint to the mix, but it works perfectly. The one I use is 'Wilton Icing Colour, White-White'. It's a 60ml bottle I found at my local cake decorating shop for $7.00. Depending on where you live, you can probably order from the online Wilton shop also. Hope that helps!

sweet_tooth85 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 9:05am
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Also, you can substitute the butter for vegetable shortening (it's called Copha here in Australia). It's 100% clear fat, so as soon as you add the icing sugar it goes bright white....much like the colour of royal icing. It's not exactly buttercream and has a stiffer consistency, but it's an option. You can also buy clear vanilla as opposed to brown.

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