Ask Nancy

Do You Have a Question?

I'll be answering ten questions each month... and if your question is chosen, I'll post a personalized response!

Submit Your Question

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.


Return to General Icing questions

The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.