Forgot The Merinque Powder... It Is Ok

Decorating By mindy1204 Updated 6 Jun 2010 , 11:37am by indydebi

mindy1204 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:39am
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I made 2 cake this weekend and I just realized I forgot the merinque (sp) power. Hubby was like this icing tastes different and is so smooth what did you do different. I said I dont think anything and then it hit me the powder. I actually love the taste without it.

I used the standard Wilton recipe on a 3 tier baby shower and then a 1/2 shortening and 1/2 butter on a fondant covered cake. Will these cause problems for me tomorrow?

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cattycornercakes Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:52am
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I use the Wilton recipe without the meringue powder and I've never had a problem. I like the taste better without it too.

mindy1204 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 3:14am
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Awesome...wont be using that anymore!

leily Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 3:31am
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I have never used the meringue powder and i've never had a problem with it. I know there is a reason they say to use it, but since I don't have issues w/o it, don't fix it if it ain't broke icon_smile.gif

mamawrobin Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 5:14am
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I never use meringue powder in my buttercream. I think it makes it taste nasty and I can't see a reason for it myself.

sweettreat101 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 6:54am
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I don't use meringue powder and my frosting crusts just fine.

mindy1204 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 11:34am
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Thanks ladies...sometimes you do things because that is the way you are taught even if you dont know why.

I agree it really changes the taste and It is tastier and smoother without so I wont be using it anymore.

Peanut1027 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 11:50am
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I can't wait to try it without the merigune powder. I din't know you could do that. icon_smile.gif

mindy1204 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:20pm
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It was sooo smooth and just didnt have that after taste ... you will like it.

Luvmyboys0609 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 6:22pm
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So glad I read this!! I am new to decorating and I just thought it was a must. Will be "forgetting" it on my next batch!!

Zeebadeeba Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 3:07am
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haha Thank you so much for this!! I'm just about ready to make my own for the first time and forgot to buy the powder!! icon_biggrin.gif

JanH Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 3:19am
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Wilton advises to use meringe powder to add body to royal icing, meringue, and boiled icing - also stabilizes buttercream:

But I only use it when I make the Whipped Cream b/c frosting, not in any other b/c recipes:


indydebi Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 11:37am
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

I never use meringue powder in my buttercream. I think it makes it taste nasty and I can't see a reason for it myself.

Same here. For years (decades) I saw MP on the shelf and never knew what it was for.

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