Swiss Meringue Or Italian Meringue Buttercream?

Decorating By momba5 Updated 11 Jan 2010 , 4:04pm by Mike1394

momba5 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:53pm
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Does anyone know the difference between swiss meringue buttercream and Italian meringue buttercream. The recipes seem similar but do you use them for different applications? Is the taste different?

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Mike1394 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 4:04pm
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The techniques are different. In IMBC a boiled sugar is added to whipped egg whites. In SMBC the egg whites, and sugar are cooked together. Personally I prefer IMBC I think it's silkier.


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