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    Default Buttercream icing?

    Hi everyone, I am trying to make buttercream icing for my sons birthday cake, found a few recipes however none seems to specify what type of icing sugar to use, eg. Pure icing or soft icing etc.
    Anyone made it before? What icing should I use?
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    Either should be fine but be sure to sift it first, especially if you use pure.

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    I make it all the time and I use both. I'm not sure it matters which kind? I've never had it fail me with either

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    I've used both. I love the wilton recipe for buttercream icing mmmm

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    I prefer to use pure but that's just me

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    I'd go pure. Mmmm....cake.

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    For buttercream it doesn't matter, they both do the trick. For royal icing your should use pure, or if your wanting to go gluten free.
    The ones that don't state 'pure' contain corn flour.

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    Also adding lemon juice makes it go from yellow to white (and tastes great)

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    From memory if you want a soft crust on your icing use icing mixture but if you want no crust use pure icing sugar

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    http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/09...ream-frosting/
    This is a fantastic recipe. I use pure icing sugar and thickened cream.
    To get out the lumps in the icing sugar I give it a quick whizz in the food processor first.


 

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