I invested in VCTOTW recently and am having a few problems - mainly with the frostings.
I've been using the Buttercream Frosting recipe, but every single time the frosting just doesn't hold up and isn't anywhere near thick enough the retain its position or shape. It's pretty much melting right off the cupcakes - I'm waiting until they're cold, so it's not heat doing it.
I am unable to get shortening here, I have looked everywhere - supermarkets, health food stores, even asian groceries just incase, I just can't get any. I've just been using margarine and omitting the shortening. A lot of the time I have to add several extra cups of icing sugar to make it thick, and it just gets ridiculous to add more to get it to hold.
What am I doing wrong? Is there anything I can change to fix this? Does anyone know a substitute for shortening (I'm in Tasmania, Australia)?
Thankyou for any help!
Help please~ I am having a major cookie/sweets craving, but I am in rural Japan and the home I'm in only has a stovetop and a broiler. I have access to sugar (white and brown), canola oil, baking soda, flour, spices, and salt. I don't have cocoa or peanut butter. I may be able to get baking powder. Anything sweet and easy would be wonderful. I'm allergic to eggs, milk, and tree nuts.
SO I came across a recipe for Kool Aid cake and thought...oooo...what a neat idea! I wonder what cake recipe would suit it best?
My question is, have you guys ever tried a vegan Kool Aid cake? If so, what were your impressions? What cake recipe did you start out with first?
Here is where I got the original idea btw...but it lists using a prepackaged cake mix (ew), and besides those not being anywhere close to vegan, I prefer to make stuff from scratch anyway.
Any help much appreciated!