Italian And Swiss Meringue Buttercream!?

Decorating By bearne Updated 11 Nov 2008 , 8:18pm by Mike1394

bearne Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:57pm
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please can anyone help me?
what is the different between IMBC and SMBC? do they taste similar? also would you use it to crumb coat and fill a cake? thanks for any information!
anna x

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julzs71 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:17pm
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They taste the same they are just made differently. You use both the same way as American buttercream.
Shirley has a good IMBC. If you want to make SMBC, I think Jan has a good recipe.

icer101 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:43pm
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they both taste delicious.... made a little different.. on she shows you how to make the swiss meringue. i really learned from that... lots of recipes on this site.... the whimsical bakehouse book..... her italianmeringue is so delicious... also dede wilson's book has a delicious italian meringue and lots of others.. hth

Mike1394 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 8:18pm
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With Swiss you cook the egg whites and sugar together. With It. the sugar is cooked then added to the whipped whites.

Personally I prefer the IMBC.


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