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Indydebi’s Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing Question

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I was going to try Indydebis Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing on my mom & dad's re-wedding cake. I have a normal recipe I use but with the reviews, I thought maybe I'd try that one. I know it says Crisco-based but that was written in 2008! I know that Crisco now is 0 Trans Fat and wanted to make sure that recipe still worked with the newer Crisco. Can anyone comment on that this morning?

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post #2 of 8
It works fine. Indy has even said here on CC that she didn't notice when Crisco took out the trans fats. It's a good bc, esp in the summer heat.
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I know that my crisco based recipe doesn't work with trans-fat free shortening. I had to search for a brand that still has trans-fat in it. I use Richfood brand.

I try a small batch first before using it on an important cake.

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post #4 of 8
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thanks for the responses gals.
I think I'll brave it and make it in an hour or so....
Hopefully, I wont have to make a second batch of something else.
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post #5 of 8
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It worked fine but was wayyy too sweet IMHO. I'll use it as a filling but still need to make another buttercream. Thanks again gals.
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post #6 of 8
Adding some salt will help cut the sweetness. Some have even said adding lemon or pineapple juice would also, but I haven't tried that. I've just added more salt to mine, and it seems to help.
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Originally Posted by MommaBay

It worked fine but was wayyy too sweet IMHO. I'll use it as a filling but still need to make another buttercream. Thanks again gals.



I make it with only 6 cups of powdered sugar + 1/2 tsp. of salt...I also like to make it a few days before I need it because it tastes even better after sitting in the fridge.
post #8 of 8
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I did add salt. I found it tasted like the inside of an oreo so I used it to fill my chocolate cakes.
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