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Anyone know of a way to make SMBC or IMBC more white and not so
"creamy yellow"? Can I add Wilton's white white coloring or would that not work? I want to use SMBC for a baby shower cake soon and want white icing not off white or pale yellow...any ideas or suggestions? TIA icon_cool.gif
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You could use shortening for your fat instead of butter. You'd lose that butter flavor, but it would definitely be more white. I've done it with a little butter for flavor and the rest hi ratio shortening. I did miss the butter flavor, though.
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post #3 of 42
A real SMBC or IMBC is real butter based. You can never get it pristine white.
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Anyone know of a way to make SMBC or IMBC more white and not so
"creamy yellow"? Can I add Wilton's white white coloring or would that not work? I want to use SMBC for a baby shower cake soon and want white icing not off white or pale yellow...any ideas or suggestions? TIA icon_cool.gif


Butter icings will never be truly white....BUT....try this...it makes a big difference.

Place butter in mixing bowl and allow it to come to room temperature.

Beat the butter at high speed for about 5 minutes....the color will lighten significantly.

Butter will be really soft at this point. Refrigerate for a while to firm some what before making your icing.
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Of course! I make it all the time! Go to an organic/holistic food store and get some butter with no dyes! It is a slightly off-white butter, but not yellow. Once incorporated with the sugar and egg whites, it's a beautiful, perfect white!
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On that note, has anyone tried the organic butter at Costco? Just wondering how white it is?
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Originally Posted by DetailsByDawn

Of course! I make it all the time! Go to an organic/holistic food store and get some butter with no dyes! It is a slightly off-white butter, but not yellow. Once incorporated with the sugar and egg whites, it's a beautiful, perfect white!



That's good to know! I had no idea that existed! icon_biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by DetailsByDawn

Of course! I make it all the time! Go to an organic/holistic food store and get some butter with no dyes! It is a slightly off-white butter, but not yellow. Once incorporated with the sugar and egg whites, it's a beautiful, perfect white!



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good to know!
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I stumbled across this forum post while researching this very subject. I see that it's from a few years ago though; so I'd like to bump it and see if any one has any 'new' techniques or advice to get a more white SMBC? I need it for a wedding in April this year.

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My SMBC or IMBC are white. As in white enough. Not crisp white, but still white.. I live in Holland and luckely we cannot buy butters with yellow dye in it. Organic butters as wel as regular real butter. Look for butter with just 1 ingredient: butter. icon_smile.gif

The butter itself is not white, still a yellow cream colour, but mixed with the meringue it gets a nice white colour.

picture: [img]http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-WL6P6VIH-D.jpg[/img]

 

You can see the IMBC on the edges, the dam and on top of the cake, just under the off-white marzipan. The middle layer is whipped cream. You can see that is only one shade whiter.

 

I don't know if you think that is white enough?

I personaly like the colours of nature.

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When I need white as possible, I'll make a small batch of SMBC with no vanilla as a final coat over the top of my regular SMBC (with vanilla paste-so lots of specks and ivory color naturally).

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My SMBC or IMBC are white. As in white enough. Not crisp white, but still white.. I live in Holland and luckely we cannot buy butters with yellow dye in it. Organic butters as wel as regular real butter. Look for butter with just 1 ingredient: butter. icon_smile.gif

The butter itself is not white, still a yellow cream colour, but mixed with the meringue it gets a nice white colour.

picture: [img]http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-WL6P6VIH-D.jpg[/img]

 

You can see the IMBC on the edges, the dam and on top of the cake, just under the off-white marzipan. The middle layer is whipped cream. You can see that is only one shade whiter.

 

I don't know if you think that is white enough?

I personaly like the colours of nature.


Thanks so much for the reply. I'm going to look for non-colored butter at the whole food store here in the states. I actually don't mind the color; but I'm trying to please a bride. Your picture is certainly whiter than mine; these are the tasting cakes I made for her:

I feel sure that changing the butter is going to help Thanks!!

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post #13 of 42
White food coloring, maybe?!? And a combo with clear vanilla, and organic butter. Sounds oxymoronic, now that I think about it. Lol
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Thanks so much for the reply. I'm going to look for non-colored butter at the whole food store here in the states. I actually don't mind the color; but I'm trying to please a bride. Your picture is certainly whiter than mine; these are the tasting cakes I made for her:


I feel sure that changing the butter is going to help Thanks!!

Wow. That is really yellow.
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When I need white as possible, I'll make a small batch of SMBC with no vanilla as a final coat over the top of my regular SMBC (with vanilla paste-so lots of specks and ivory color naturally).


Thanks, that's a good idea too! but I use Wilton's clear vanilla anyway, so the ivory color is coming only from the real unsalted butter that I use.

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