Crusting Question

Decorating By caked4life Updated 17 Sep 2010 , 1:13pm by poohsmomma

caked4life Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 6:55pm
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I have always used meringue powder in my buttercream because that's how I was taught in the Wilton classes. But I was curious, will buttercreme crust without meringue powder?

Thanks

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Tammies_Cakes Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 7:09pm
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I have always used meringue powder in my buttercream because that's how I was taught in the Wilton classes. But I was curious, will buttercreme crust without meringue powder?

Thanks




I never use meringue powder and my buttercream crusts great.
Tammie

tastyart Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 7:10pm
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deMuralist Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 7:31pm
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I use Indydebi's and hers crusts nicely without being too crusty, she adds dream whip, which has nothing to do with crusting but a lot to do with a sort of whipped cream taste to hers. I am pretty sure that the crusting has to do with the ratio of sugar to fat, at least I read that somewhere on here.

TexasSugar Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 7:53pm
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Crusting comes from the sugar to fat ratio.

Wilton's recipe is a good starting point: 1 cup fat (crisco/butter) to 1lb sugar.

The more sugar the faster it crusts.

The more fat the slower it crusts and there is a point where it may not.

sweettreat101 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 8:31am
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I use two pounds powdered sugar, 1/2 cup salted butter, 1 1/2 cups Hi ratio shortening, 2 tablespoons clear vanilla and 1/3 cup water. Mine crusts beautifully without meringue or Dream Whip added.

karencuppycake Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 9:59am
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Originally Posted by caked4life

I have always used meringue powder in my buttercream because that's how I was taught in the Wilton classes. But I was curious, will buttercreme crust without meringue powder?

Thanks




Yup buttercream sure crusts without merengue but be warned during the summer it may not because of the heat!

poohsmomma Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 1:13pm
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Indydebi's BC will crust any time of year.

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