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I HATE the flavor of Shortening in frosting and I'm trying to make a vegan frosting, it was gross not because it was vegan, because I could taste the shortening.... yuck! Not to mention that the feeling of shortening in the mouth is awful!! If the recipe calls for both shortening and margarine, can I just double the margarine? Please tell me that this is possible, or I just know I'll never be able to have frosting ever again!!! Thank you!:)
Sunday, February 19 2012, 10:52 PM
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Mattie
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Tuesday, February 21 2012, 11:36 AM - #Permalink
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I usually don't have issues when substituting all margarine for shortening. I agree that shortening in frostings tend to have a gummy, fatty texture in the mouth and sometimes it takes a while to be melted by body temperature. Yuck! I have som recipes on Veganbaking.net that are free of shortening- just do a search for frosting to see.

Here's one that's easy and shortening-free:
http://veganbaking.net/frostings-icings-sauces/565-rich-buttercream-frosting
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    Monday, February 20 2012, 01:27 PM - #Permalink
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    Yeah i know the feeling of shortening. I would just use vegan butter, but depending on the taste and texture you want, you really just have to experiment. Try using less shortening and more margarine. If not than i have a couple of recipes in my dorm i could give you if this doesn't work.
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