Can I use a partially melted stuck of butter to make buttercream icing?

  • Posted by: @mecte
  • May 4, 2011
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sdebrango
sdebrango May 4, 2011

The butter can be soft (room temp) but not melted as in liquid.

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ChefJune
ChefJune May 4, 2011

imho, softened butter works better than brick hard.

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boulangere
boulangere May 4, 2011

Softened, of course, but not melted because the emulsion has been broken.

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin May 4, 2011

That depends on how much of it is melted. If possible, remove the more solid parts for the frosting, drain off the melted parts and use the melted butter for cooking something else.

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour May 4, 2011

In my experience buttercream is a bit fussy - I'd avoid the melted butter. It's a real bummer when your frosting "breaks" and you have a grainy, soupy, mess!

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ThaiCook
ThaiCook May 4, 2011

Thanks for the advice! I ended up thawing another stick of butter to avoid any issues with the icing. Made a Swiss buttercream that turned out great! :)

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