Chocolate Italian Meringue Buttercream Help!

Decorating By Carlett Updated 22 Jul 2009 , 5:55pm by Carlett

Carlett Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 12:34am
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I found a recipe for Chocolate Italian Meringue Buttercream and it says to start with Vanilla Meringue Buttercream.......I'm sorry but is that the normal buttercream? Please some one help me out.

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laneysmom Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:16am
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There is a big difference between Italian meringue buttercream (IMBC) and the crusting decorator-type BC. Italian and Swiss meringue BCs start with a cooked syrup and egg whites (the method is different between the 2, but the concept is similar) to which butter is added, as opposed to using shortening and powdered sugar. To make chocolate Italian meringue BC, you make the IMBC, ans add melted, cooled chocolate to taste.

Hope that helps!

Carlett Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 2:05am
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Thank you. Now does anyone have the recipe for Italian Meringue buttercream. I entered it in the search but I don't get a recipe. Is it easy to work with.....I have only made the buttercream that is in the Wilron book. Thanks

costumeczar Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 12:29pm
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There are a few recipes for meringue buttercreams on epicurious.com

Carlett Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:52pm
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Thank you for the help

Carlett Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:53pm
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Thank you for the help

cakeymom Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 4:50pm
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Warren Brown of CakeLove has a utube on how to make the Italian Mernigue Buttercream and it's the recipe that I use and I am lovin' it!!!


Carlett Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 5:54pm
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Thank you! Just watched it!!! Great tips!

Carlett Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 5:55pm
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Thank you! Just watched it!!! Great tips!

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