Originally Posted by diane
why are you using so much butter?...and is it real butter or imitation?...and why do you use karo?
I don't consider that much butter at all. I use 1.5 cups butter to 1 cup shortening. Some people add the karo to give it a hint of a sheen.
When I hot-knife, any air bubbles I may have go away.
I also beat my icing forever on a medium setting (h/d stand up mixer). I seriously beat it at least 10 minutes (I've beat it as much as 20). It is so light and creamy. I don't have air bubbles. But like I said, any air bubbles that may be there go away with hot-knifing.