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Buttercream help (newbie to cupcake decorating Aust)

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Hi guys, I have recently been baking cupcakes for friends parties which I enjoy . Have come across a few problems with different types of butters. I have used several brands one in particular Western Star and even after leaving out on the bench to reach room temperature , the butter seems to be still firm to beat and does not whiten. I have also tried NZ butter and that did not beat well at all , it was lumpy even after leaving out at room temp. Can anyone offer any suggestions please . I don't wish to use margarine as do not want to risk my buttercream softening as we don't have Crisco here in Australia. Would appreciate any suggestions, thanking you all in advance . Love this forum and reading everyone's ideas & suggestions 🍰🍰
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Hi Mars,

i just use home brand butter (coles) and don't have any trouble at all.  i leave it on the bench for a couple of hours if possible, otherwise will put it in microwave on reduced power for a little while.  You are never going to get it completely white however, only a pale yellow/creamy colour. if you want pure white, you need to go to a cake deco shop and buy the shortening that you add a packet of pure icing sugar to or something like "so lite" also from cake deco shops. hope it helps.

Kylie

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