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When making buttercream icing, can you use butter flavored solid vegetable shortening?

Donna - from Greenfield, IN

Yes, butter flavored shortening can be used in place of the regular shortening, but the color will be slightly more yellow because the butter flavored shortening has a more yellow color. Adding some White-White icing color will brighten the buttercream icing.


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