Crusting Buttercream Over Smbc?

Decorating By Danely81 Updated 6 Nov 2014 , 8:09am by petitecat

Danely81 Posted 4 Nov 2014 , 1:00am
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I almost feel silly asking this but I'm hoping someone can help me....

 

 

I normally use SMBC because I enjoy the taste over the regular  icing. But I just got an order for a cake  and the client wants it to be very white. She asked me to make her a cake I made for another event, which had chocolate cake, vanilla cake,  cookies n' cream SMBC as a filling. That cake was covered in ganache and fondant over the whole thing. She wants the same flavor profile, but no fondant.  I am confused since SMBC isn't truly white.   I have never made SMBC with Crisco because I fear the fIavor would be compromised, I'm wondering if I should cover the cake in SMBC  and then regular icing ( I mean the one with powder sugar) ? Any suggestions? Thank you.

 

 

Danely

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petitecat Posted 4 Nov 2014 , 2:53pm
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I have made SMBC white before by adding a tiny tiny amount of purple food colouring (strange I know but it works). If you do this and it's still not white enough, add a bit of white food colouring to really make it white.

Danely81 Posted 5 Nov 2014 , 3:52am
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Originally Posted by petitecat 
 

I have made SMBC white before by adding a tiny tiny amount of purple food colouring (strange I know but it works). If you do this and it's still not white enough, add a bit of white food colouring to really make it white.

 

That is a bit odd and most definitely worth a try.  Do you have to add a lot of white coloring?  I have another cake to do this weekend , and Ill give that try. Though this client is set on having American  buttercream in the outside and  cookies and cream Swiss buttercream as a filling.  I am not sure how that will taste  :(

petitecat Posted 5 Nov 2014 , 8:31am
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Sorry, I can't remember how much white I added. I wasn't going for super bright and I'm not sure that's achievable with SMBC. Here's a photo of the colour I achieved:

 

Danely81 Posted 6 Nov 2014 , 2:00am
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Sorry, I can't remember how much white I added. I wasn't going for super bright and I'm not sure that's achievable with SMBC. Here's a photo of the colour I achieved:

 

 

 I guess not, I mean butter is yellow.  But that looks great! It looks very white to me. I will definitely give that a try. Thank you!

petitecat Posted 6 Nov 2014 , 8:09am
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Happy to help! Oh by the way, I did add purple first to that too, then the white food colouring. Good luck with your cake

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