White Frosting

Baking By monaghanj83 Updated 16 Sep 2011 , 7:51pm by Narie

monaghanj83 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 7:46pm
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Hi All,

I have been browsing on here for a while but this is my first post. I am relatively new to cupcake decorating and am looking for a bit of advice. I normally use butter icing for toping cupcakes, I am wandering what the best recipe is for a white icing.



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Torimomma Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 7:20pm
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Try all shortening instead of butter, hi-ratio if you can get it or store brand that has some trans- fat. Then add butter flavoring and Wilton clear vanilla. It will be perfectly snow white but personally I think the butter tastes better.

Serena4016 Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 7:37pm
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If you want to keep using your recipe for frosting.....You can actually add purple/violet food coloring to your frosting if it has a yellow tint. The purple cancels out the yellow. I do it all the time with my cream cheese frosting that has butter in it. It is delecious and I do not want to mess with taste sucess!!! Use very little at a time...I mean a dot the size of a pin head...otherwise it will start to turn a weird grey color. Otherwise, I do as Torimomma does...shortening, clear butter flavoring and clear vanilla.

Narie Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 7:51pm
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If you add too much purple, you can also wind up with a very soft lavender frosting. Santa's beard was a trifle odd that year. I have gone back to the slightly yellowish buttercream and happily call it white.

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