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Can we add water instead of milk to make buttercream icing?

Ashirwad - from Milpitas , CA

Yes, water can be substituted for milk in the buttercream icing recipe. Some decorators, however, feel the color of their icing stays truer as the icing crusts when they use milk. I believe the difference is minimal, so either works!

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