White Buttercream

Baking By Cakefield-cakes Updated 16 Feb 2011 , 9:32am by Cakefield-cakes

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Cakefield-cakes Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 5:59pm
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Hi Ladies

Have any of you out there have a white buttercream recipe you would like to share? i am fed up of never getting the right colour i want due to having started out with a creamy/yellow colour!

Thanks in advance xx icon_eek.gif

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zespri Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 6:32pm
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I think using shortening instead of butter is the only way you can do it. If you don't mind using creamer and hi ratio shortening, loads of people swear by this. It's certainly very white and looks easy to work with, though I've never tried it:

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shanter Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 6:50pm
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I read somewhere on CC that you add an itsy bitsy teeny weeny amount of violet color to make frosting white. Add more (in tiny increments) until you get the white you want.


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MPH32 Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 7:12pm
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Here's the Wilton one I used that was perfectly white.

  2/3 cup + 3 tablespoons water, divided
  1/4 cup Meringue Powder
  12 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, (about 3 lbs.) divided
  1 1/4 cups solid vegetable shortening
  3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  3/4 teaspoon salt
  3/4 teaspoon no-color almond extract
  3/4 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  1/2 teaspoon no-color butter flavor
Makes: About 7 cups of icing.
Stiff Consistency:
In large bowl, combine 2/3 cup water and meringue powder; whip with electric mixer at high speed until peaks form. Add 4 cups sugar, one cup at a time, beating at low speed after each addition. Add remaining 8 cups sugar and 3 tablespoons water, shortening and corn syrup in 3 additions, blending well after each. Add salt and flavorings; beat at low speed until smooth. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
For thin (spreading) consistency icing, add up to 4 more tablespoons each water and corn syrup


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Cakefield-cakes Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 9:32am
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Thank you so much i will be trying these this weekend then! will let you no icon_razz.gif

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