Stuppid Questionwhy Is Rolled Buttercream Called Buttercream

Decorating By byinvitation Updated 24 Jan 2007 , 7:33pm by ShirleyW

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byinvitation Posted 23 Jan 2007 , 8:49pm
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why is buttercream when it contains shortnening can it be made with butter.?

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SILVERCAT Posted 23 Jan 2007 , 8:58pm
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I have no clue but this is a good question! Maybe bc the classroom BC is made with all shortening and so is this. I just made my first batch of it and it taste pretty good!

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nglez09 Posted 23 Jan 2007 , 8:59pm
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I'm not sure what answer you want. Do you want to know why buttercream is made from shortening and not from buter or why rolled buttercream is called what it's called? icon_confused.gif

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byinvitation Posted 23 Jan 2007 , 9:02pm
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both and can it be made from butter.

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littlecake Posted 23 Jan 2007 , 9:06pm
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i use 50/50 shortening and butter

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nglez09 Posted 23 Jan 2007 , 10:15pm
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Oh, I see now. . .

Buttercream is originally made from butter (hence "BUTTER"cream)but it's been adapted to suit decorators' needs where most, if not all, the butter has been replaced with shortening.

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jillchap Posted 23 Jan 2007 , 10:21pm
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mmmmm and it's delicious made with butter! but it does not crust when made with butter alone icon_sad.gif

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ShirleyW Posted 24 Jan 2007 , 7:33pm
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I understand your question, and it is confusing. Even the name buttertcream doesn't really make sense if it is the standard Powdered sugar, Crisco based icing because it doesn't contain butter or cream. icon_rolleyes.gif Like egg creams in New York, they don't contain egg or cream. Just a name.

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