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Topic: Buttercream Icing with butter, no almond extract and that is truly white?
shakeandbakebaby 03/23/2011 11:34 AM
Hi all,

Please forgive me if this is already posted somewhere on these boards. I'm new at this.

I'm looking for a buttercream icing recipe that will crust well, and uses butter + shortening, and will actually be white rather beige? How do you accomplish this?

Also, I made an icing before with a little almond flavoring and didn't particularly care for it. Can I just omit it? Can I just substitute with more vanilla or butter flavoring?

ponyjockey 03/23/2011 12:44 PM
Welcome to the forums!! The recipe that I absolutely love is Bunnywoman's Butter Cream. It gets pretty darn white and is half shortening half butter. Here is the link to her recipe: it is the best BC I have ever tasted!! You can get white butter cream with butter if you beat it on a high speed for about 7 minutes, the shortening and the butter combine and it gets quite white. With any flavoring combination you can omit any one of them and add more of the flavoring that you like. I don't like almond flavoring either so I just add more vanilla and it turns out fine!! I hope this helps you!!
shakeandbakebaby 03/23/2011 1:32 PM
Thank you so much!!
bunnywoman 03/23/2011 7:42 PM
I agree with Pony 100%
Mbranko24 03/23/2011 7:55 PM
Be- is your Buttercream a crusting recipe, as is? I.e.- no Meringue powder needs to be added?

bunnywoman 03/23/2011 8:03 PM
Yes it is a crusting recipe. Just an FYI......Meringue powder does not make it crust.

confectionscc 03/24/2011 11:00 AM
Bunnywoman, do we have to use the salt? I like my icing to stay sweet, and this one will be much cheaper! (im using one with meringue powder) How stable is it? With no meringue powder I am afraid! I live in South MS, the weather is harsh on BC!
confectionscc 03/24/2011 11:05 AM
Oh, and BW, what would happen if I used all high ratio shortening, instead of half butter?? Just curious!