buttercream frosting with vegetable shortening

The Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe Using Vegetable Shortening

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Vegetable Shortening for Buttercream Frosting

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy to make buttercream frosting, then look no further than this recipe that uses vegetable shortening. This type of frosting is perfect for those who want a light and fluffy texture, as well as a stable and firm consistency.

So, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try the next time you’re in the mood for something sweet!

Why vegetable shortening is the best ingredient for buttercream frosting

There are many reasons why vegetable shortening is the best ingredient for buttercream frosting.

Shortening is a common baking ingredient with many uses.

It is a form of fat and solid at room temperature. In bread baking, shortening shortens the gluten strands in wheat. This provides baked goods a moist texture, a short bite, and/or crispiness. 

Furthermore, shortening creams because it incorporates huge volumes of air bubbles. As a result, shortening in baking makes a product with a fine, delicate structure.

As such, vegetable shortening creates a light and fluffy texture that is perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes. In addition, it is very stable and firm, making it ideal for decorating or piping.

The benefits of using vegetable shortening in buttercream frosting recipe

There are a few reasons why shortening is often used in buttercream frosting recipes. First, shortening can help to create a light and fluffy texture. This is because shortening is a type of fat that is solid at room temperature but melts when heated. When shortening is used in frosting, it helps to create a smooth and creamy consistency.

Another benefit of using shortening in buttercream frosting is that it can provide a stable and firm consistency. This is because vegetable shortening is not as prone to melting as other types of fats, such as butter. This means that your frosting will be less likely to run or drip when it’s exposed to heat. Plus, shortening can help to keep your frosting from getting too soft or mushy.

Finally, shortening is readily available in most baking supply stores. But not all shortening brands are made equal. Some are way better than others mainly because manufacturers try to cut their expenses.

Beware of the Moisture Content of Shortening

Manufacturers add water to the vegetable shortening to increase its weight. They do this because water makes the shortening heavier. 

In a nutshell, they cut their expenses and can sell their products at a lower cost. This makes customers think that their brands are cheaper when in reality, the product quality suffers.

So, you have to be aware of the shortening brands you are buying. Extra water causes rancidity. Rancidity is a no-no in baking because it causes an unpleasant taste and odor.

How to make the perfect buttercream frosting using vegetable shortening

how to make buttercream frosting with shortening

Now that you know all about the benefits of using vegetable shortening in buttercream frosting, it’s time to learn how to make it! This recipe is very simple and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it can be made in just a few easy steps. So, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try now!

Ingredients:

  • 100 g HICREAM Creaming Fat
  • 225 g HICAPS Buttercream Ref. Margarine
  • 375 g Powdered Sugar
  • 140 ml Water
  • 2 tsp Emulco Vanilla Flavor

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar and water until dissolve.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the HICAPS Buttercream and HICREAM Creaming Fat for 2 minutes at medium speed or until light creamy.
  3. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.
  4. Add gradually dissolved sugar into the creamed butter and HICREAM mixture while whipping for 3 minutes at medium speed.
  5. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.
  6. Whip at high speed until desired texture is attained, maximum of 3 minutes.
  7. Use a piping bag or spatula to spread the frosting onto your desired baked good.
  8. Enjoy!

And there you have it! A delicious and easy to make buttercream frosting that uses vegetable shortening.

Stable Buttercream Frosting Using Hicream Shortening

Now that you know all about the benefits of using vegetable shortening in buttercream frosting, it's time to learn how to make it! This recipe is very simple and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it can be made in just a few easy steps. So, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try now!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Whipping Time 8 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar and water until dissolve.
    375 g Powdered Sugar, 140 ml Water
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the HICAPS Buttercream and HICREAM Creaming Fat for 2 minutes at medium speed or until light creamy.
    100 g HICREAM Creaming Fat, 225 g HICAPS Buttercream Ref Margarine
  • Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add gradually dissolved sugar into the creamed butter and HICREAM mixture while whipping for 3 minutes at medium speed. Add Vanilla Emulco
    2 tsp Emulco Vanilla Flavor
  • Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Whip at high speed until desired texture is attained, maximum of 3 minutes.
  • Use a piping bag or spatula to spread the frosting onto your desired baked good.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword buttercream with shortening, stable buttercream icing
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buttercream frosting with shortening recipe
Stable Buttercream Icing with Vegetable Shortening

Conclusion: Why this recipe is the best one out there!

In conclusion, this recipe is the best one out there for a number of reasons. First, it uses shortening to create a light and fluffy texture. Second, shortening provides a stable and firm consistency. And finally, shortening is readily available in your favorite baking supply store.

Give this recipe a try the next time you’re in the mood for something sweet! You won’t be disappointed!

FAQ About Using Vegetable Shortening For Buttercream Frosting

Should I use shortening in buttercream frosting?

Yes, you can use shortening in buttercream frosting to achieve stability and consistency. To make a stable frosting that will hold up better in warm environments, using a combination of butter and high quality creaming shortening is the way to go. Just make sure to use the proper proportion so that the flavors remain balanced. Enjoy!

What does vegetable shortening do in buttercream?

Using vegetable shortening in your buttercream will help keep your frosting from melting in warm weather like in the Philippines, and it will give it a nice, fluffy texture. So don’t be afraid to add a bit of vegetable shortening to your next batch of buttercream! It will help make your frosting look beautiful and stay looking beautiful for longer.

Does buttercream with shortening taste good?

Yes, buttercream made with pure shortening can taste quite good. Just be sure to use a high quality shortening with a bland and non-rancid taste. Many lower quality shortenings are made with partially hydrogenated oils, which gives them a bad taste and can also be dangerous to your health. So always choose a high quality shortening for the best results.

Which shortening is best for buttercream?

If you’re looking for a brand-name shortening, then Crisco is probably your best bet. However, if you’re looking for a locally made shortening that’s just as good (if not better), then Hicream is definitely worth checking out. In terms of creaming ability, it really can’t be beat!

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Best Shortening for Buttercream Icing

HICAPS Hicream Creaming Shortening (25kg) is a special blend of carefully refined and processed vegetable oil. It is bland in taste, completely odorless with excellent creaming performance ideal for biscuit and cake cream-filling applications. This is the best creaming shortening for buttercream icing in the Philippines.

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