My Buttercream Tastes "grainy" (From Dream Whip Po

Baking By The_Sugar_Fairy Updated 8 Jan 2012 , 9:11pm by MarianInFL

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 8:28pm
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I've been using IndyDebi's buttercream for quite a while now (the recipe has Dream Whip powder in it). I've always enjoyed it but noticed recently that the Dream Whip is making the buttercream taste "grainy" - like sugar cystals crunching in your mouth (just slightly though). Fairly recently I saw a cake show, I can't remember which one, where one of the judges said the buttercream was grainy tasting... I think that's when I noticed it about mine. Has anyone else ever noticed this? Is their anyway to fix this (by disolving it or something) as I love the taste of the buttercream?

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 11:45pm
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I wonder if I could melt the Dream Whip powder in boiling water first and let it cool.

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saapena Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 6:10pm
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I know this response is late but I have just seen the post. I make IndyDebi's BC all the time. However, I heat up my milk/cream in the microwave until it is very hot and then I add the Dream Whip to it and stir it until it dissolves since I also did not like the "grainy" taste. I cream the shortening/butter (I sometimes do a half-and-half mixture depending on my mood) for about 10-15 minutes until it is the consistency of sour cream. I add half the powdered sugar and half of the heated milk with the Dream Whip dissolved in it along with half of the vanilla. I let it sit for a few minutes to dissolve some of the powdered sugar and then I repeat. This is NOT my original idea however, lol. I saw it in a post (can't remember who came up with it--Mamawrobin possibly?) and I really like how the BC turns out with the long creaming time and heating up the milk to dissolve the Dream Whip.

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 7:07pm
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That's awesome! Thanks so much Sheryl! I'm going to try that! icon_smile.gif

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wafawafa Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 7:47pm
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From my experience its not the dreamwhip, I had the same prolem when crisco changed to 0 transfat then change my sugar brand to a another brand and no gritness any more

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MarianInFL Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 9:11pm
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I always feel grit on my teeth with buttercream, but a couple of times I could actually sorta "crunch", so I know what you're talking about. After it happened the first time with IndyDebi's recipe, I tried AgentCakeBaker's Buttercream Dream (tastes less sweet to me). I used that for months with no problems, but one time I decided to add a touch more vanilla after it was done, and it developed that crunchiness. Wierd, huh?

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