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Oh definitely use unsalted butter when making meringue based icings.  If you use salted it will taste like sweet butter... good on scones, but not so much on a cake.  It tastes more like vanilla ice cream when you use unsalted butter.  I wouldn't use shortening in a meringue based icing personally as you really will taste it since there is so much less sugar in these recipes as compared to a powdered sugar based icing.  The more vanilla you add the better it will be. 

 

I don't like powdered sugar based icings at all, but using 1/2 salted and 1/2 unsalted is better than all salted.  I don't love shortening, but 1/2 and 1/2 in powdered sugar based icing isn't bad at all. 

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lovely cakes that's a great idea! with the coffee creamers, you gave me an idea. thank you
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