Meringue Mushrooms

Decorating By Shaywest Updated 4 Nov 2010 , 11:21pm by karabeal

Shaywest Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 11:07pm
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I am making mushrooms for the top of a cake. I am wondering if I make them out of the meringue will they hold up when I place them on the buttercream frosting? What if I made them out of Royal frosting? Any thoughts? I am afraid they will "melt" if I make them out of pure egg whites???

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karabeal Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 11:21pm
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I've made meringue mushrooms before with Bouche de Noel cakes. No problem with them melting when they came in contact with the chocolate buttercream. I don't remember them sitting in the buttercream for days . . . I think they were eaten up pretty quickly . . . so I'm not sure how they would fare if they were placed in buttercream and left there for a considerable amount of time. In any event, I don't envision them melting--maybe just softening a bit and losing their snappy crunch at worst.

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