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can i use butter instead of shortening in a butter cream recipe?

the recipe needs 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup shortening. if i use 1 cup of butter instead will it alter the results much?

asked by rosie 8 months ago

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Emmie
added 8 months ago

It might be a little softer but the flavor will likely be better--just don't leave it directly in the sun and it'll be fine!

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Tamar
added 8 months ago

It will taste better. If you are trying to pipe or do other decorative work with it, it might be more difficult, as it can be softer/less stable than buttercream that includes shortening.

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