Can I Use Meringue Powder Instead Of Egg Whites?

Baking By mamawrobin Updated 2 Feb 2010 , 2:58am by mamawrobin

mamawrobin Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:26am
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Can I use meringue powder instead of egg whites to make SMBC? Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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mamawrobin Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:36am
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I need an answer to this so I can go to the store if I need to buy eggs. Thanks.

kater82 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:39am
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yes on the back of the wilton brand it will tell you how much powder to use per egg white. But its way cheaper to do egg whites.

mamawrobin Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:43am
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Thank you so much. Just this once that is what I'm going to do.

3GCakes Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:50am
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You can use pasteurized egg whites as well, found in the egg case.

Some brands work better than others, and I always use cream of tartar with them.

The Egg Beaters brand normally does not work, but some more generic or store brands work quite well.

mamawrobin Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:58am
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Thanks, I'm always running out of eggs before getting to the icing. That's why I usually just make regular buttercream icon_smile.gif . I am going to buy a carton of the pasturized egg whites to keep on hand because I do prefer SMBC.

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