Alternative To Meringue Powder?

Decorating By beachcakes Updated 26 Jun 2008 , 3:00pm by beachcakes

beachcakes Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 11:56am
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I had the brilliant idea to make cookies for my son's teachers this week. What a disaster! First, I had to have new cutters shipped b/c mine had rusted. Baked up a batch of NFSC last nite. Went to make RI and don't have enough merinque powder (or cookie sticks)! :'( My plan was to head to Michael's or JoAnne's on the way to pick up friends at the airport, but by the time I got all the way there, they were closed!

Soooo..... I'd rather not use raw egg whites, is there a powdered alternative readily available in the grocery store?

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Texas_Rose Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 12:23pm
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Sure is icon_biggrin.gif It's called All Whites It's not any cheaper than meringue powder but they have it at the grocery store. The ones here have it in the same part of the store as gravy mix.

Bossy Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 12:43pm
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I have used chop sticks in place of other sticks in a pinch! I cut them with wire cutters and give the cut end a quick sanding.

aswartzw Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 12:46pm
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Or maybe you can use wooden skewers trimmed to size. You can find them at any grocery store.

FYI... You can always try and save your old cutters using a couple of the food-safe methods on this website

Also, rusty utensils really won't harm anybody for the little amount of rest on them.

beachcakes Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 2:14pm
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Thanks so much!! You guys are the best! I knew I could count on my CC buddies! icon_smile.gif
aswartzw - thanks for the link - the sea air rusts EVERYTHING! I'll check it out!

beachcakes Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 3:00pm
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I used the AllWhites last nite. It was a little thick, so I thinned with a few drops of water. They looked good, but while drying, some areas "sank" and the dark colors bled. Not sure what caused it. icon_sad.gif

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