What Does Powdered Meringue Do??

Decorating By dshlent Updated 13 Jun 2008 , 7:21pm by scootinby

dshlent Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 2:23pm
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I've always added powdered meringue to my buttercream recipe because my recipe called for it. After reading different posts on here I noticed there are some people that don't add powdered meringue. So I thought I would try it without and didn't notice a difference??? So what does the powdered meringue do to your buttercream? Am I going to regret sometime not using it???

Thanks.....
~Heather

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Texas_Rose Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 2:30pm
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Meringue powder helps the liquid and the fat mix better. It will also help the buttercream stand up better to humidity.

I went years without using it and only tried it recently. I've noticed a difference in my buttercream since I've started adding it...for example, I can make buttercream roses without having to freeze the middles first.

grama_j Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 2:36pm
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I think it helps with the crusting too..

MacsMom Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 2:40pm
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I always thought it helped cling to the cake, too. (?).

scootinby Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 7:21pm
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It also helps hold the color you add to the icing, especially when using dark colors like black, red and purple, etc. Keeps the color from bleeding and fading! I only use it when using dark or bright colors!

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