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Old 08-19-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Icing substitution

I looked through previous threads and didn't find this topic so I am going to start one. I want to make icing for my cake. Buttercream that is thick enough for decorating. The recipe I have calls for shortening and butter. I don't like using shortening so if you know how to substitute shortening with something that will give it the same consistency. If this was a previous thread then I am sorry and please point me into the right direction.

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:33 PM   #2
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I would think softened butter, and confectioners sugar plus a little vanilla would do it.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:47 PM   #3
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I looked through previous threads and didn't find this topic so I am going to start one. I want to make icing for my cake. Buttercream that is thick enough for decorating. The recipe I have calls for shortening and butter. I don't like using shortening so if you know how to substitute shortening with something that will give it the same consistency. If this was a previous thread then I am sorry and please point me into the right direction.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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The recipe called for 1/2 c shortening and 1/2 c butter. I just used 1c butter and so far so good. It isn't melting so I think it worked. Thanks for ya'lls advice!!
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