Icing Help....people In The Uk Please...

Baking By chimbabweep Updated 16 Feb 2011 , 11:37am by LisaPeps

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chimbabweep Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 10:58pm
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Hi im looking for the perfect btter icing for on top of my cupcakes...
im making some for my friends wedding and i want the consistancy to be perfect...

At thw moment i use marg and icing sugar ...... not the best never stays in shap...
looking for a lovely white icing..

please help..recipies and what brands do you use would be very helpful xxx

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Abisnail Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 11:57pm
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Hi, I like to use utterly butterly and icing sugar with a dash of vanilla extract (not essence, it's rubbish!). A lot of people use vegetable shortening like Trex to make White buttercream. I've tried it and thought it tasted awful! Wilton also do a whitener for buttercream, if you use that and Lurpak butter (which is the palest you can get) you'll get almost White icing. HTH.

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Jennifer353 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 10:52am
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I assume you need it to be buttercream? Obviously royal icing or fondant can be pure white.

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Sam_paggers Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 11:17am
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I use 2 parts butter and 1 part shortnening this seems to help it keep in shape better but might just be me! I have also found in the past that utterly butterly stays very yellow....

I've been told flora is good option to keep icing white but havent tried it myself


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LisaPeps Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 11:37am
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I use Italian meringue buttercream. Love it, can eat it out of the bowl straight lol

Add a tiny bit of violet gel paste to whiten the icing.

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