Lambys_Delights Posted 28 Oct 2012 , 6:48pm
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Hi icon_smile.gif
I want to make buttercream for my cupcakes but the person I'm making them for cant have dairy so I've used soya butter. Is there anyway I can make buttercream? I'm probably bein a bit stupid here but I don't know if you can get soya unsalted butter? Any help would be greatly appreciated icon_smile.gif

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BakingIrene Posted 28 Oct 2012 , 7:10pm
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The materials will have different names in different countries, but in general these are dairy free fats that will make decent buttercream-type icing:

white vegetable shortening (contains no water)
hi-ratio vegetable shortening (has some water)
dairy-free margarine (has more water than butter)
vegan margarine (has more water than butter)
coconut oil or coconut fat (has less water than butter)

I have noted water content because powdered sugar would be the same for a buttercream but the liquid added would have to be different.

Suitable dairy free liquids include soy "milk", almond "milk", coconut "milk"

Godot Posted 28 Oct 2012 , 8:05pm
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"Dairy-free butter" can't technically be called butter, since it's not.

There are loads of different fats out there which are dairy-free - both shortenings and margarines.

Bluehue Posted 29 Oct 2012 , 2:58am
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Have you tried Googling Soy Butter in your region...
Altho not *butter* persae as we know it, we here in Australia can buy this.....

http://www.kingintl.com.au/King_International_Soy_Products/Kingland_Soy_Butter.html


Perhaps you can find something similar in your region -
Not sure where you are on planet earth

Bluehue

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