Substitute Egge Whites With Meringue Powder In Imbc?

Baking By luv2c_cultures Updated 25 Aug 2009 , 1:28pm by Marianna46

luv2c_cultures Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 2:08pm
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I need to make IMBC this morning and I realized that it's now raining and I have no more eggs in the house! I don't have a car so I can't go out and buy some.

I was wondering if I could replace the egg whites with meringue powder for the recipe? Anyone tried this? I need to decorate some cupcakes the sooner the better! Thanks!

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luv2c_cultures Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 2:47pm
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anyone? I really need to get this started. Thanks!

-K8memphis Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 3:36pm
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Meringue powder is a mixture of other ingrediens like sugar and whatever else they put in there besides powdered egg whites. so I don't think you'll get the best results with a substitution but I've never tired.

3GCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 3:42pm
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I've heard of people doing it. Do you have any Wilton Color flow? It is just egg whites and a whipping agent. I've used it.

There is a no-cook recipe on here that uses Meringue powder too.

Marianna46 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 3:50pm
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Does anyone have any idea of how much meringue powder to substitute for each egg white in this case? I tried doing the same thing with gumpaste, but it came out way too hard: I couldn't even get it to roll out. icon_redface.gificon_cry.gif !

3GCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 3:51pm
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2 teaspoons of Wilton Meringue pluse two tablspoons of water = one egg white.

luv2c_cultures Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 5:26pm
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Thanks everyone! I gave it a try and it was a complete disaster! icon_cry.gif I think it had to do with the fact that I was in a hurry because nothing worked out this morning. I will have to try it again some other time. I just ended up doing regular buttercream which is not my favourite, but oh well!

prterrell Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 5:51pm
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My recipe for IMBC uses meringue powder. I use it all the time and have never had it fail on me.

Marianna46 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:28pm
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Thanks, Cakemom! I'm going to plug these equivalents into my gumpaste recipe!

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