Colette Peters Buttercream Recipe?

Baking By dixiechick0225 Updated 29 Mar 2010 , 12:44am by dixiechick0225

dixiechick0225 Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 5:19pm
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Is anyone familiar with Colette Peters' Meringue Buttercream recipe? I am looking for a good buttercream recipe that is light and easy to ice with. Is this a good fit? Any other suggestions?

Thank you!

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merry Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 7:51pm
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Here is one from Colette's book "Cakes to Dream On".

1 1/2 cups egg whites, at room temperature
3 cups sugar
3 pounds unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract or other flavoring

In a large bowl, combine the egg whites and the sugar and whisk until well blended. Set the bowl on top of a double boiler and stir constantly with a whisk until the mixture is hot to the touch.

Transfer to a large mixing bowl and beat on high with the whip attachment until the meringue is cool and forms stiff peaks. Slowly add the soft butter about 1/4 cup at a time while beating on medium speed. When all the butter is added, it should be thick and creamy. Add the vanilla and blend.

Store at room temperature for up to a day, or refrigerate for up to a week.

sweettreat101 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 7:47am
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This is the best recipe I have found. 2 pounds powdered sugar, 1 1/2 cups hi ratio shortening, 1 stick salted butter, 2 tablespoons clear vanilla and 1/3 cup water. Whip until light and fluffy about five to seven minutes. Easy to work with.

JanH Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 8:40am
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Toba Garrett's Swiss Meringue b/c recipe is almost identical:


dixiechick0225 Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 12:44am
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Thank you very much!

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