Urgent Help Needed...bc Not White.....help!!!

Baking By coffeelover Updated 3 Nov 2011 , 11:55pm by coffeelover

coffeelover Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 10:47pm
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I made 1 batch and it was really yellow so I made another and didn't use vanilla extract but it is still too yellow. The only thing I can think of is it's the brand of butter I used (Target) but I don't know. Is there any saving the buttercream I've already made and how do I get white buttercream? This cake is needed on Sat. so I don't have too much time to figure this out. Thanks!

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LisaPeps Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 11:00pm
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You need to either use crisco (or any other white vegetable fat) in place of the butter or use a paler butter.

To save the buttercream you have already made, add a little bit of violet food colouring. A little at a time until you get the right shade. The violet cancels out the yellow.

BlakesCakes Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 11:03pm
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The violet trick always works for me. Just add it a dot at a time.


tdovewings Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 11:44pm
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You can also use a product called icing white, you can find it in the cake isle of your craft store


coffeelover Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 11:55pm
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Violet huh? That is interesting, I have to try it. Me thinks I'll send the hubby to Michaels to pick up the violet and the icing white. They sound like 2 good things to have on hand. Oh, he's gonna love me....I sent him there yesterday too (it's close to his work). LOL! Thanks guys!

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