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I ended up just using the 8x8x4 window treat boxes that came in packs of 3 at ACMoore. I made the cakes a bit shorter and the boxes worked perfectly. When the girls arrived they had a box with an apron and bandana on top. I bought tie dye bandanas for the girls to use to cover their heds and keep their hair out of what they were doing. The aprons I bought at a restaurant supply company for $4 and we personalized them with a designs that we made on the computer "Life is...
So I think that my daughter has her heart set on the 6" cake. There is a new craft party place near us that has as one of their experiences cake decorating for a really high cost and she would like to recreate that sort of experience. We had done cupcake decorating (mostly with sprinkles and candies) at a previous party of hers and the kids just piled on the sugar and didn't use any artistry. We just discussed giving the girls a theme to use as they decorate their cakes....
My daughter is turning 12 and wants to do a cake decorating party. I have a plan to bake 2 layer 6" cakes for each girl (there will be 6-9 girls there) and on the evite, I have asked favorite flavor of cake (chocolate, vanilla or half/half) so that I can have cakes of the appropriate flavors on hand. My plan is to frost each cake with white buttercream and have it on an 8" cake round ready for them to decorate. I bought some pre-made/pre-colored fondant (Wilton) and plan...
So I ended up adding more ps and it turned out okay. I did serve it cold from the fridge because it seemed like the frosting was getting too soft at room temperature.The margarine was definitely dairy free. The next cake that I am making is using a mostly chocolate frosting with just a few piped details...for that I may use pure shortening to keep it stiffer. I like the idea of trying canned coconut milk...it does seem thicker although it will impart a bit of a coconut...
i made a dairy free frosting with margarine (2 sticks) and crisco (1 stick) and a 2 lb. bag of powdered sugar. I was altering my usual dairy buttercream recipe. I substituted rice milk for the regular milk to get it nice and smooth and fluffy. I usually add 5-6 Tbs. of milk, but after adding only 3 Tbs. of rice milk with the margarine and crisco (also had a few drops of imitation butter flavoring and 3 teaspoons of vanilla) it is very soft.It is already VERY sweet, so I...
Okay, I see it now. And after pulling out the package that I have, the box looks different and what I have does not list corn oil as an ingredient so maybe there are different formulations.The package I have is pretty much soybean oil, water and other stuff...no whey. I appreciate you pointing this out so that I can make sure and double check the package each time...you never know when there can be a formulation change...
Thanks. I will double check it. The packages that I currently have don't list whey as an ingredient and they are marked Kosher "Pareve" which means that it can't have any trace amounts of milk in it under Jewish dietary laws and supervision. This is one of the very few margarines on the market that has that designation and has been that way for many, many years (I have used it for baking for at least 10-12 years - just not for frosting). And, the link to the product on the...
Yes. That is the margarine I use. I also use Earth's Balance.
So, it seems that for the best tasting frosting, I will want to use margarine in the place of butter. Fleishmann's original and salted sticks have dairy, but their unsalted sticks do not. They do have soybean oil and soy lecithin (thankfully those are okay). I will experiment between using a Fleishmann's unsalted stick and using the tub of Earth's Balance buttery spread (their sticks have soy protein).I guess the next question would be "will frosting crust the same way if...
So, Earth's Balance sticks are out because they contain soy protein, but I could use the Earth's Balance tub or the shortening sticks (although I am guessing it wouldn't have that buttery taste).As far as dairy free margarine, I have Fleishman's Unsalted margarine sticks which I successfully use while baking. I guess I was wondering if it would be better to substitue margarine for butter or to make just an all shortening frosting with either the butter flavor crisco or...
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