Whimsical Bakehouse House Buttercream

Baking By sunflowerlove Updated 3 Dec 2013 , 11:52am by KTCake2000

sunflowerlove Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 8:59am
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Need some advice here.

I made Whimsical Bakehouse House Buttercream (the one which requires shortening) recently. I read online that the buttercream is non-gritty. However, the buttercream which I made, though soft and fluffy, is gritty.


Anyone has any idea why the Whimsical Bakehouse House Buttercream which I made is gritty?



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yortma Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 11:37am
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Did you use hi-ratio shortening?  It makes all the difference.

sunflowerlove Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 12:04pm
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Originally Posted by yortma 

Did you use hi-ratio shortening?  It makes all the difference.

No. I used normal shortening as I am not able to purchase hi-ratio shortening from where I am located.

Does using hi-ratio shortening eliminate the grittiness?



KTCake2000 Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 11:52am
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Make sure that all the powdered sugar is dissolved in the boiling water and completely cooled to room temperature before adding the butter and shortening. I've also noticed that when I use homemade powdered sugar it tends to have a more grainy texture. Buy good quality powdered sugar.

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