What To Expect?

Decorating By mindy1204 Updated 17 Aug 2009 , 11:56pm by kakeladi

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mindy1204 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 11:12pm
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I just made icing using half butter and half shortening. This is the first time I have made this and am putting it on a cake for class. I love love the taste, so much creamier.

Will this crust like the 100% shortening? Can I use it under fondant. Does it have to go in the fridge. Can I use it to make buttercream flowers etc.


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reenie Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 11:18pm
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Yes to everything except the fridge. I've kept mine out as long as 2 days icon_redface.gif but it was still just as good as the first. Hey... it was our cake icon_razz.gif

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kakeladi Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 11:56pm
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As was said, yes to all your ?s. It can be left out for a couple of days but is best if frig'd. Because of the butter, it will start to melt (get soft) as you pipe with it - especially if you have warm/hot hands. You might want to thicken it for piping flowers - just add more powdered sugar.

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