Brow Butter Buttercream

Decorating By saadi Updated 21 Sep 2020 , 9:17pm by SandraSmiley

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saadi Posted 21 Sep 2020 , 1:41am
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Hello all Im making brown butter buttercream for a cake and I browned a stick of butter and then stuck it in the fridge. It had firmed up again so I waited a while for it to soften and it did kind of but me being in a hurry as always didnt wait until it was like was still kinda firm. So after whipping another stick of butter and some cream cheese I added the browned butter but now I have little tiny clumps of brown butter in there -_- not cool. My fault. My question is what should i do???????? lol I was thinking maybe I could melt it all over a bain marie...? maybe that would help the clumps melt too...but I also have cream cheese in there so Im not sure if thats a good idea. Is it ok to do melt it a bit if theres cream cheese? There 1 cup of butter and 4 oz (half brick) of cream cheese...bc of the butter  being present would it be ok? 


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SandraSmiley Posted 21 Sep 2020 , 1:17pm
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I've not had this experience, so I cannot answer.  My first thought was to leave it on the counter until it comes to room temperature and rewhip, but remembered it has cream cheese.  I think I would just leave the little flicks of browned butter in there and do better next time.  That's just me.  Hopefully someone else will have some insight.

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-K8memphis Posted 21 Sep 2020 , 7:31pm
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if you want to smooth it out, what always did was to muscle it out with a nice flat spatula blob by blob on a flat surface -- just squish is out is what I did -- 

you are correct, you cannot reheat that creamed cheese -- and while I've never made browned butter icing -- I'm wondering how much of the flavor comes through the tang of the cream cheese?

but I have many many times spent an inordinate amount of time working blobs of various sorts out of my icing spatula-ful by spatula-ful -- agonizing!

or you could try using a sieve or a sifter to push it through -- 

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SandraSmiley Posted 21 Sep 2020 , 9:17pm
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  I have not tried the smoothing with a spatula on buttercream, but I've -K8memphis inordinate amount of time smashing gum paste with a rolling pin to get out tiny lumps.  It is hard work, but beats tossing a batch of gum paste and it works perfectly.

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