Has anyone out there in CC land ever used "steam buttercream"? Would you please give me steps in using it?
I was intrigued by your post so did a Google search and this is what I came up with. A lady (from Malaysia) teaches this technique and another lady from the same country translated the procedures as follows:
Buttercream Icing (any Buttercream recipes which should not contain egg and freshcream)
Cover your cake with Buttercream icing and put it in the fridge and let it become cold.
Heat the balance Buttercream on a very slow fire for just 3 minutes only. Careful not to let it become tomelted.
Pour the melted Buttercream on the whole cold cake when it is still hot.
Let it rest for 5 minutes and the Buttercream will harden.
I don't know where the word comes from, except I believe that the hot icing when poured ove the cooled iced cake will create steam. I might just have to try this technique.
...so I thought buttercream was made with cream...how is it made without cream so you can make the steam buttercream?
The link CrisseyAnn provided says that "everyone's talking about it." This is the first time I've ever heard of it! It looks like it would be great for petit fours. I think I'll try it with a cupcake and some leftover buttercream when I bake next week.
lutie, butter cream is just butter and icing sugar mixed to fprm a 'creamy' type spread
Might be good to use on cookies!
Hmmm...I have never heard of it - but I do think it would be great on cookies! Thanks!
Might have to try this my next BC go round. Thanks for the link!
i guess you would pour it almost like a Ganache.
Could you not use an SMBC because of the egg whites? I heat the whites with the sugar so I'm not sure why it says not to use a buttercream with eggs?
Alliebear: You're right - it does sound a lot like Ganache. In fact, if you have ever seen Bake, Decorate & Celebrate on PBS or on video they show how to melt pre-made icing in the can (container) in the microwave on pour over petit fours. Same technique.
Here's a link on steam buttercream.
One more. Scroll to the bottom to see her how to's.
Oops, sorry. I see the second link I posted has already been added.