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post #16 of 22

Glad I could help!

 

Yep, always melt the copha and soften the butter / margarine!! Sometimes when you melt Copha, you will get a small amount of clear liquid in the bowl, just smush the white and the clear together to get the opaque-ness again. Don't melt the Copha so far that all of it goes clear though, it has to remain creamy and opaque. If you do go a bit far with the melting and you end up with a bowl of clear liquid, just set it aside, stirring and smushing with the fork regularly so it cools evenly and starts to thicken and get the opaque-ness back again. Definitely don't use it when it's clear as it won't behave and you'll just end up with frustration and a bowl of weird icing haha. Hope I explained that alright?? It's just a really important step :)

 

I only ever use the half margarine / half Copha recipe and I've never had any issues with it being affected by heat / humidity and it smoothes and crusts really well.

And I don't use expensive brands either! Homebrand Canola Margarine Spread and Homebrand Icing Mixture from Woolworths supermarkets work great and taste exactly the same as the expensive ones!

Using margarine also produces a more white coloured icing. If you use real butter, then the icing tends to be more yellow.

 

Lena

post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
Great thanks so much again for your time Lena very helpful! icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 22
No worries at all!
Good luck with the buttercream and the cake.
Looking forward to seeing some photos of the final product icon_smile.gif

Lena
post #19 of 22
Wow. I missed a lot last night.

Your sarcasm was lost on me until you explained later in a comment to someone else.

I wasn't offended. Honestly. I figured you were desperate & didn't know better. Now, I have a better feel for who you are.

DriveMeBatty, thank you for understanding the intent.

It's frustrating to not get answers, especially on a fast paced forum. I got a total of 3 responses to my pig head thread. It happens. Usually it happens because the people viewing don't know the answer. Starting a new thread asking the same question only takes up more space and clogs the "new threads" page.

I'm glad you found the answers you sought. Awesome job Lena!

Also know that most people, using a phone, can't see some of the information like your location. If you need Aussie conversions, it's a good idea to specify. I almost shared a link but wasn't sure which you needed. Then, I realized you could gooe just as easily I as could....only you'd know which you needed.

Best of luck to you. I mean that without sarcasm.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
I was extremely offended that you implied that I didn't value the advice already given or the time taken by the people who responded and was out searching for more improved answers. I asked again because I had read loads of buttercream threads and recipes and was confused! I posted on the recipe forum because once I was pulled up for posting the wrong question on the wrong forum. I was particularly insulted that you questioned my manners when I have always thanked people for their help. My sarcasm was a reaction to that and does not tell you who I am!
post #21 of 22
Again, I honestly wasn't meaning to offend you. This was my first impression of you.

How would I know you valued the advice? I can't read your mind through the computer. The actions I could see we're no acknowledgement of given advice and a whole new thread. Not ever seeing you post until now, how was I supposed to know you were appreciative?

No, you have not always thanked for help. After my post, you returned to the original and posted your gratitude. There was absolutely no way of me knowing what your intentions were only your actions or lack thereof.

extremely offended? Really? By that?

And yes, now I have a much better idea of exactly who you are. From your posts, I can infer you are someone who I easily offended. I also now know that you intended to express gratitude. While my first impression may have been wrong (due to a computer error) I feel safe my new assessment is accurate.

I can also ascertain that you are someone who will perpetuate a conflict despite an easy resolution. It all could have ended with me honestly wishing you well.

My intentions were not to be mean or rude. Your were.
/Done!

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
Clearly I totally misread what you said - your only intention was to offer assistance. Done x
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