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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16-03-2013 01:37 #1
16-03-2013 01:46 #2
Either should be fine but be sure to sift it first, especially if you use pure.
16-03-2013 01:47 #3
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
16-03-2013 04:35 #4
I've used both. I love the wilton recipe for buttercream icing mmmm
16-03-2013 08:24 #5
I prefer to use pure but that's just me
16-03-2013 08:27 #6Senior Member
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I'd go pure. Mmmm....cake.
16-03-2013 08:37 #7
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.
16-03-2013 08:46 #8
Also adding lemon juice makes it go from yellow to white (and tastes great)
16-03-2013 09:49 #9
From memory if you want a soft crust on your icing use icing mixture but if you want no crust use pure icing sugar
16-03-2013 10:16 #10Senior Member
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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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