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Someone please help me!! How do u modify a crusty buttercream!!!!

post #1 of 16
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Ok so I bought a 8lb tub of CK white buttercream and I hate it!!! It is too sugary and too crust for my liking! What do I do to make it less crusty and more soft? Any ideas would be a great big help since I have so much crusting buttercream!icon_sad.gif please help me!!!
post #2 of 16

You could add some warm whipping cream or other liquid to soften it up.  You could also add some popcorn salt and a few teaspoons of lemon juice to cut the sweetness.

post #3 of 16
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I added heavy cream but the crusty factor is still there.
post #4 of 16

Not to sound mean about it, but.....

You could throw it away, and chalk this up as a lesson learned about purchasing items that should be made from scratch. We have all done it in the past. Never again will I purchase things like that. I learned my lesson in 1975 or 1976, too long ago really, about this. Never have I ever purchased something like that, we even make our own fondant. And always use the highest quality, organic ingredients.

 

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post #5 of 16

You might have to add more.  A lot more.  Or do what SDBC suggested and pitch it.  I guess it's not something you could return?

post #6 of 16

How about adding real butter?  What's in the tub is probably some form of sugar and vegetable shortening, so to make it not crust, it needs more fat.

 

Or just use it for a charity project - cupcakes for kids or something.

 

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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by SanDiegoBeautifulCakes View Post

Not to sound mean about it, but.....

You could throw it away, and chalk this up as a lesson learned about purchasing items that should be made from scratch. We have all done it in the past. Never again will I purchase things like that. I learned my lesson in 1975 or 1976, too long ago really, about this. Never have I ever purchased something like that, we even make our own fondant. And always use the highest quality, organic ingredients.

 

Beth & Andrew
 

Who is to say what someone "should" do? I make my own (only use swiss or italian though) but I don't feel it is my place to place "shoulds" on anyone. To each their own. It is great that you decide to do everything organic...but not everyone has the same business plan as you.

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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

Who is to say what someone "should" do? I make my own (only use swiss or italian though) but I don't feel it is my place to place "shoulds" on anyone. To each their own. It is great that you decide to do everything organic...but not everyone has the same business plan as you.

 

 

just pointing out a little irony here.  In essence, you are kinda instructing the other poster how she "should" be responding to a post.  If the moderators feel that there is a breech in forum etiquette, they will address it.  Personally, I saw no issue with how she voiced her opinion. 

 

--and i'm fully aware of the irony in my pointing that out ;) 

post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by SanDiegoBeautifulCakes View Post

Not to sound mean about it, but.....

You could throw it away, and chalk this up as a lesson learned about purchasing items that should be made from scratch. We have all done it in the past. Never again will I purchase things like that. I learned my lesson in 1975 or 1976, too long ago really, about this. Never have I ever purchased something like that, we even make our own fondant. And always use the highest quality, organic ingredients.

 

Beth & Andrew
 

I fully agree! Scratch icing is cheaper, better, and you can make it how you want it. I shudder at the thought of purchased icing.

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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by SanDiegoBeautifulCakes View Post

Not to sound mean about it, but.....
You could throw it away
 

I agree. You probably don't want to waste more ingredients trying to make this work.
post #11 of 16

I agree with saving it for charity stuff or for kids.  In my experience children don't discriminate against icing of any kind.

 

I really couldn't care less about organic anything when baking.  Organic sugar has the same effect on the body as non-organic.  It's all refined junk.  Organic spinach, hellz yeah!  Now if we could only figure out how to make it taste like a piece of cake...LOL.

post #12 of 16
Try adding corn syrup or piping gel? It might make it a bit less crusty.
post #13 of 16
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first of all i would feel awful chucking everything! i think i might go with using it for kids projects. however the tub is open so how long will it last??? i did put it in the fridge. i had ordered more thinking i would use it for my daughters 2 tier birthday cake next week but i think i will make my own SMBC.anyone know how to make SMBC really sturdy???

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by peekaboocupcake View Post

first of all i would feel awful chucking everything! i think i might go with using it for kids projects. however the tub is open so how long will it last??? i did put it in the fridge. i had ordered more thinking i would use it for my daughters 2 tier birthday cake next week but i think i will make my own SMBC.anyone know how to make SMBC really sturdy???
Mix some ck white buttercream with it. icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sassyzan View Post


Mix some ck white buttercream with it. icon_biggrin.gif

u mean mix the ck buttercream with SMBC?? will it be ok??/

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