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post #16 of 27
Did putting cheesecake pudding in the BC yellow the BC at all? I'm looking into this for a white, white, "cream cheese" BC for a carrot cake wedding cake.
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post #17 of 27
I've tried the pudding mix and found it to be a bit gritty if I use it right away, but if I let it sit for 24 hours and remix the grit is gone.

If you want a real taste blast though, try kool aid in your buttercream. I use the packets that you would normally add the sugar when you mix it, not the pre-sweetened stuff. I've used the orange kool aid buttercream with a dark chocolate cake, and strawberry kiwi with vanilla cake, but the biggest hit with kids is the tropical punch which makes a bright pink buttercream that tastes like bubble gum.

I add it to the PS at the rate of one packet to 2 pounds of PS, and find that any grit disappears once it sits overnight and gets a remix the next day.

I've also tried jello powder with a custard buttercream but didn't like the texture, so I'm going to try the kool aid with that one too. I want to make a St Patrick's day cake so I'll be using lime jello in the cake and lime kool aid in the buttercream.

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post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch

I've tried the pudding mix and found it to be a bit gritty if I use it right away, but if I let it sit for 24 hours and remix the grit is gone.

If you want a real taste blast though, try kool aid in your buttercream. I use the packets that you would normally add the sugar when you mix it, not the pre-sweetened stuff. I've used the orange kool aid buttercream with a dark chocolate cake, and strawberry kiwi with vanilla cake, but the biggest hit with kids is the tropical punch which makes a bright pink buttercream that tastes like bubble gum.

I add it to the PS at the rate of one packet to 2 pounds of PS, and find that any grit disappears once it sits overnight and gets a remix the next day.

I've also tried jello powder with a custard buttercream but didn't like the texture, so I'm going to try the kool aid with that one too. I want to make a St Patrick's day cake so I'll be using lime jello in the cake and lime kool aid in the buttercream.



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Will the buttercream still crust after adding the kool-aid?
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post #19 of 27
I think that that are many definitions of a "single" batch of buttercream, so I'm wondering about the sugar-to-dry pudding mix ratio. For instance, would I use one whole box of pudding mix to every 2# of powdered sugar? Or, in the case of jello, would it be one box of that to 2# of powdered sugar?
post #20 of 27
KatsSuiteCakes,

Yes. The kool aid doesn't seem to affect the crusting at all.

gramof5,

I use 1/2 of a four serving size of instant pudding mix ( the one that calls for 2 cups of milk), for the jello I use the whole of a small box (the four serving size that calls for 1 cup hot/1 cup cold water), and for the kool aid I use one whole packet (the ones that call for 1 cup sugar and eight cups water). I add any one of the above straight from the package to two pounds of powdered sugar and use whatever fat the recipe calls for. I do find that I need to add a little more liquid than I do without the additions.

When I use them with the custard buttercream I add them to the milk before I start to heat it and find that the powder dissolves quite well before I add the cornstarch.

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post #21 of 27
So this can also be done with SMBC? This is the type of buttercream I usually make.... sounds good!
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post #22 of 27
Thanks, cakeyouverymuch, for the info. I will be making more buttercream next week and will try this out icon_biggrin.gif
post #23 of 27
i have used the no bake cheesecake. I mixed the no bake cheesecake mix with 1/2 of the liquid, let it set and then added it to the buttercream. only thing is it has a shorter shelf live than regular buttercream. HTH

thanks so much!
post #24 of 27
I love this I am goig to try it next week. So excited!!!
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post #25 of 27
When you guys do this are you using regular instant pudding mix, or has anyone tried using the fat-free sugar-free instant pudding? I imagine that might eliminate the grit since it doesn't have the granulated sugar in it.
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post #26 of 27
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Sorry, I should have mentioned that. I used the sugar free, and I had no grit icon_smile.gif

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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by kearniesue

Sorry, I should have mentioned that. I used the sugar free, and I had no grit icon_smile.gif




Yes, that is important because I am finding so many are completely against the sugar-free anything when it comes to cake/pies... I have one lady who is so scared of Splenda because it makes her hemorrhage...others tell me the Aspartame gives them headaches...do not want that liability.

I think one could put the pudding into their blender or (clean)coffee bean grinder to take away the grit...that is what I do with my salt for my buttercream...it keeps the little spots from occurring in the finished product.

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