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post #16 of 22
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So do you guys think I should mix a little longer? How long do you guys usually mix the icing?? By the way thanks for everone's help! I am just learning.
post #17 of 22
If your Crisco sticks are yellow, then my guess is that you are using the Butter Flavor Crisco sticks. Make sure you have the regular Crisco sticks that are white and you should be able to get the white Buttercream just fine. I have used the white sticks and everything works out fine.
Thanks,

Myra
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Thanks,

Myra
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post #18 of 22
well, yes, if your crisco stick are yellow, that could be it. i would suggest the regular white crisco. but you said you've made it before and it turned out okay.

i really just mix it until i like how it looks (or until i'm done doing whatever else i'm doing -- i multi-task when making icing). i don't really believe in over mixing (or the fear of air bubbles) it usually all works out in the end for me. i've read on here that indydebi mixes hers up to 15 minutes sometimes (if not more).
"Every child instinctively knows what many adults have long since forgotten: Our differences are not something to be tolerated, they are something to be celebrated."
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"Every child instinctively knows what many adults have long since forgotten: Our differences are not something to be tolerated, they are something to be celebrated."
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post #19 of 22
It sounds like you have the butter flavor Crisco sticks. I use the regular ones, which are pure white. Usually I use the tub, and have actually started getting off brand which still has trans fat it in. There has been a lot of discussion of the "new" Crisco w/o trans fat not working as well.
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
So coud someone give me a good receipe on how to make GOOD buttercream icing? Thanks so much guys! =0)
post #21 of 22
Try IndyDebi's recipe:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6992/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

And definitely use regular Crisco, I didn't think the regular Crisco sticks were supposed to be yellow, you must be using the butter Crisco.
post #22 of 22
yes the crisco sticks are white unless she is using butter flavored, then they would be yellow. Never heard of using violet to get white, great little tip. Search the recipe page for butter cream and you will get some to pick from.
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