What Happens When.....?

Decorating By angienfred820 Updated 9 Jun 2009 , 2:45am by angienfred820

angienfred820 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:24am
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Ok...So i made a batch of Buttercream (wilton book) HOWEVER...
I forgot to add the meringue powder. I have already frosted and decorated the cake.

My sons party is tomorrow morning....

Will I still have a decorated cake in the morning????

whats gonna happen?

ANY HELP would be great......

Cant believe I did that!!!!!!!!

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6 replies
cherrycakes Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:28am
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I don't think anything will happen! Most buttercream recipes don't have meringue powder in them anyway.

tirechic Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:29am
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yes it will be fine, the meringue powder just adds a crust to the frosting, thats all. Just rem that your cake is a little more fragile, it will show all dings or scuffs, so be careful handling it. HTH

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:29am
post #4 of 7

I used to use the old Wilton recipe without the meringue powder...didn't even know they'd added it until last year icon_biggrin.gif It doesn't behave very well in the heat but inside the house and especially inside the fridge, it does great.

kimmy37 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:30am
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I almost did that not too long ago. I think all the meringue does is help it crust....but if it's already done, then no worries..... yes, you'll still have a decorated cake (unless you are storing it in a hot oven, or a doghouse) icon_surprised.gif)

TexasSugar Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 5:55am
post #6 of 7

The crusting factor comes from the sugar to fat ratio.

Meringue powder helps the icing to be more stable in warm weather and helps prevent bleeding of dark colors right way.

Your cake will be fine and still decorated tomorrow.

I have made the recipe with and with out many of times. I started adding the Meringue again in the summer cause I was having issues with the heat and such.

angienfred820 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 2:45am
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thank you all for your help.....

i felt so much better....

the cake WASn still there in the morning...lol

thanks again

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