Hi-Ratio Shortening Frosting With White Spots

Decorating By ibeeflower Updated 29 May 2012 , 1:15pm by lardbutt

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ibeeflower Posted 15 May 2012 , 4:01pm
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Hi everyone,

I made Sugarshack's frosting recipe this weekend and after trial and error I finally got it to taste well. Well, one cake I made was left out overnight on the counter and when I saw it in the afternoon it had white spots all over it. I gave this cake to someone and thought they would refrigerate it but they didn't. I also used a homemade jam and it was starting to smell so I threw it out.

What could have caused these white spots all over the cake? The frosting was pink BTW.

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KarolynAndrea Posted 16 May 2012 , 5:11pm
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Salt is usually the culprit.

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ibeeflower Posted 28 May 2012 , 8:57pm
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Salt is usually the culprit.




Oops I barely saw this reply. It's a shame if it is salt since I used it to cut down on the sweetness.

Thank you for your advice!

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lardbutt Posted 29 May 2012 , 3:29am
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Try using popcorn salt (not butter flavored) next time. It made a difference for me!

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ibeeflower Posted 29 May 2012 , 3:36am
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Originally Posted by lardbutt

Try using popcorn salt (not butter flavored) next time. It made a difference for me!




I'm open to trying this. Do you think this will help with the white spots as well as cutting down the sweetness?

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cheatize Posted 29 May 2012 , 4:56am
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I warm up a liquid a little bit and dissolve the popcorn salt in it before adding it. I usually mix this up before beating the shortening so it can cool if I've warmed it up too much.

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lardbutt Posted 29 May 2012 , 1:15pm
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Yes, it cuts the sweetness and I have never had one white spot while using it! (I did with regular salt) I don't bother dissolving it and I have no problems.

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