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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Buttercream Glaze anyone?

Okay, I hate to admit it, but I made this by mistake. Now I'm sure this has been done before....no WAIT, I know someone has made it. However always being a chubby girl I've never been known for being the lead runner in anything! So how was this a mistake? Well let me try to explain how my happy accident happened.

I was getting all my glaze colored and bagged in order to get my bake sale cookies decorated. I was just planning on doing simple circles in one color and then placing a violet colored chocolate flower on them. Simple right? You betcha. So I have this bag of "glaze" in the fridge that was a medium purple so instead of wasting it, I just added in some white glaze and white coloring in order to get it to a very light lavender. Once I had it to a color that was okay, I put it in my piping bag and got to work. As soon as I laid down my outline on the circles, I thought hey, this is odd, but that's about as far as that thought process went and I just kept thinking I really like the way this is working. Made me wonder if it was similar to royal icing but how could it be? It was my glaze that I've been using for almost 2 years. You'd think that a "normal" person would be like, wait a minute! This is wrong, what is up with my glaze, it isn't like usual. But oh no, not me, I just kept plugging away. I think I was just working so hard to get everything done that I didn't even let my mind think too long on it. After all, I had to cut and bake almost 4 dozen cookies and get them decorated by last night, so I was pretty much on auto pilot.

So how did my happy accident happen you say? Well, I had forgotten that I had stuck some purple buttercream in the fridge from a week ago! That is what I used and mixed it with glaze. Oh my. But like I said, it was a happy thing in the end. So much so, that I'm going to try it again in a more controlled environment. My job this weekend is to bake a few cookies and just try mixing buttercream and glaze together and see how long it takes to dry! I know I like the way it performs, but drying time is going to be the test.



So if you or someone you know or follow in cyber space uses a buttercream glaze send me a link so I can go check it out. I'd go do it myself, but I'm pooped for the night after making a couple dozen football and jersey's. So goodnight my friends and until next time.....dream of cookies, cupcakes, pies and cakes and the day they will be calorie free but taste the same :)

Tammy

4 comments:

  1. Well, I've always called my icing "buttercream-ish". You've had my icing, was it anything like that? I don't consider it a glaze because it doesn't have any corn syrup in it, but I think it acts more like a glaze than RI...though I've never used RI, or a glaze for that matter. lol

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    1. Hi Michelle! Yeah, it was kind of like yours. It has a good taste, a nice smooth fluffy consistency but it did have a bit of corn syrup. I'm really curious just how long it takes to dry. I just pulled 4 cookies out of the oven and I think I will try them tomorrow with something similar to what I did the other night. I actually have some of that left so I will put that on one of the cookies and then I found a recipe online for what they called buttercream glaze. It has shortening in it instead of butter and no corn syrup either. Anxious to try it as I really like the light fluffier texture. Most of you other cookiers can do so much more as far as 3-D looks than I can with glaze.

      I will let you know how it goes :)

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    2. Can't wait to hear your results! I like to wait a good 24 hrs before I bag or I may put them in front of the fan. lol Though they don't fully harden like RI...well, you know that. Have fun with the experiments. ;)

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  2. Yep, they didn't harden as much even as glaze but that's not a bad thing either. I think they harden enough to stack and bag them. I like the taste :)

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