Ok so I had a cake with weekend bride wanted WHITE buttercream. I only use butter in all of my frostings, its just a personal thing don't like the taste of shortening . I also have never used clear vanilla. Made the frosting and it was so nasty. The after taste was horrible. I threw the whole batch out, called the bride and she was ok with off white as long as it tasted good. So my question is do any of you use clear vanilla? Is there a brand that is better than others? Or is there a wway to get a whiter frosting using regular vanilla?
I use the clear vanilla all the time in my buttercream. I do also use half shortening and half butter. I have used both the McCormick and Wilton vanillas and can't really tell much difference in the taste.
maybe it was just the brand. I will check some others
I use wiltons and have had no trouble with it. Also, I use the wiltons whitner if I need a white buttercream and that you way you don't have to change your bc recipe at all. Just add some whitner until you get the colour you want.