Substitute For Shortening In Icing...

Baking By rishpinks21 Updated 23 Aug 2011 , 1:12am by 7yyrt

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rishpinks21 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 12:47pm
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Am new to baking and this site... many of the buttercream icing and fondant ask for shortening.. and we in Tanzania don't get it.... what should i use?

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Pamkakor Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 1:00pm
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I'm based in Finland and shortening isn't easily available here either, so I make buttercream with just butter. Has worked fine for me icon_smile.gif

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7yyrt Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 1:12am
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I only use shortening if I will have a very hot day, as shortening has a higher melting point than butter.
Otherwise, it's butter all the way!

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