Hi 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
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"
"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.
Have you tried Googling Soy Butter in your region...
Altho not *butter* persae as we know it, we here in Australia can buy this.....
Perhaps you can find something similar in your region -
Not sure where you are on planet earth