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What can you use instead of icing sugar for buttercream?

If you have run out of icing sugar or can’t find any to buy, you can make your own by whizzing granulated or caster sugar in a food processor, powerful blender, standard blender, coffee or spice grinder, or more laboriously, in a mortar and pestle.

Can I use castor sugar instead of powdered sugar?

The best caster sugar substitute is to make caster sugar yourself. However, using powdered sugar instead of caster sugar could give your baked goods a thin texture that may even ruin your recipe. Substituting standard granulated sugar could have the opposite effect, giving your recipe a grainy texture.

Can you use granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar for frosting?

Can I use regular sugar instead of confectioner’s sugar? Regular, granulated sugar doesn’t dissolve in the same way as powdered sugar, so it won’t work as a substitute unless you grind it into confectioner’s sugar yourself.

How do you fix icing with granulated sugar?

How to fix grainy buttercream?

  1. The most common solution people give is to add more liquid to your buttercream as this will help melt the sugar.
  2. Another proven method has been to let the buttercream rest for a few hours or overnight.
  3. You can also add melted, cooled chocolate to the buttercream (white or dark chocolate).

How do you fix greasy icing?

Solution: Increase powder sugar ratio. Add some butter and meringue powder as stabalizer and don’t over mix the shortening. Keep away from direct sources of heat like a sunny/ hot room or hot kitchens.

How do I fix runny buttercream icing?

Simple (American) Buttercream – A runny American buttercream is usually caused by adding too much milk (or other liquid ingredients). You can thicken this by adding additional confectioners’ sugar.

How do I make my buttercream white?

Summary on How to Make your Buttercream White:

  1. Use the lightest color butter you can find.
  2. Whip the butter well before using it.
  3. Don’t use colored flavourings.
  4. Add a bit of violet color gel.
  5. Add bright white color gel.