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Help: need dairy free and egg free icing sugar

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user1471461069 Wed 23-Jan-19 16:28:31

Hi, I am making a vegan cake, got a great recipe, but I need vegan icing sugar to make a buttercream icing. It's vegan due to severe egg and dairy allergy, is there any out there that are suitable? In the UK. All I can find have an egg warning.
TIA

PandaG Wed 23-Jan-19 16:30:31

Do you have a food processor? If so use the caster or granulated sugar you used to make the cake, and pulse it to icing sugar in the processor.

GoldenSyrupLion Wed 23-Jan-19 16:33:02

I tried that once. Didn't work. The sugar was still gritty.

Graffitiqueen Wed 23-Jan-19 16:36:00

My DS has a severe egg and dairy allergy and we just ignore the egg warnings as otherwise he would never have any icing sugar. He is really sensitive to traces and has never reacted to icing sugar.

bagpiss Wed 23-Jan-19 16:38:39

Sainsburys icing sugar used to be vegan, haven't used it for a while though so maybe check that.

hardheadedwoman Wed 23-Jan-19 16:39:13

I’m pretty sure both Billingtons and Tate & Lyle are vegan

dementedpixie Wed 23-Jan-19 16:41:13

Tate and Lyle icing sugar is apparently ok for vegans

WinterHeatWave Wed 23-Jan-19 16:42:08

Does it have to be butter cream?
Could you make a ganache from dairy free chocolate, and a cream substitute? Would that work???? You can beat it once cool if you want it to be lighter and aerated.

user1471461069 Wed 23-Jan-19 20:00:28

Thank you all so much, that's great.

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