Can I Use Swiss Meringue Buttercream To Decorate?

Decorating By lisa5573 Updated 15 Sep 2010 , 2:33am by lisa5573

lisa5573 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 7:24pm
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Hi Everyone,

I made Swiss meringue buttercream today for the first time. I think the icing came out fine, it's very smooth and shiny. Now I'm concerned that it may not hold up for decorating. I was planning on making a basket weave cake. I usually use an American Buttercream with half butter and half shortening.

Has anyone used swiss meringue buttercream for basketweave?


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AnnieCahill Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 7:30pm
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Yes you can decorate with it. Since it's made with all butter, it will get soft in your hands more quickly than an American buttercream. Just fill two icing bags, and keep one in a tray of ice while you work. If the icing starts to get soft, just switch bags. Once you put the cake in the fridge it will get hard as a rock.

lisa5573 Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 2:33am
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Thanks! It wokred just fine. Thanks for the suggestions.

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