Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Decorating By Aish90 Updated 1 Jan 2011 , 4:48am by Aish90

Aish90 Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 8:02pm
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Hi,
I just made some swiss meringue buttercream. I have made it before while I was in America and loved it. Now I am in England and used the same recipe to make it but it smells eggy for some reason. It tastes and looks fine but the smell of eggs is overwhelming. I tried to add more vanilla essence to it to try and make it less smelly but that did not work. Does anyone know if there is a way that I can save it?

I would appreciate any help as I made a lot and do not want to waste it.

tc

Aish

10 replies
Normita Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 9:08pm
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What recipe do you use? I use smbc all the time and it never smells "eggy". I use the "well dressed cake" recipe from this site...it is sooooo good!!

cabecakes Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 9:22pm
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Is there a possibility that your eggs were bad. I have never heard of this before. Does it taste bad too? Sorry, I have no idea what would cause this. Maybe someone else could help.

MJoycake Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 9:24pm
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I also make swiss meringue buttercream all the time and have never had an eggy smell - can you post your recipe, please? That may help us in giving advice.

-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 10:17pm
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Sounds like some of the eggs got cooked?

DaphneSUE Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 11:51pm
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i agree with K8memphis...if you used a double boiler to mix your egg whites and sugar you probably had it too hot and before your sugar dissolved some of the eggs cooked...don't really know how to samve

momg9 Posted 1 Jan 2011 , 2:54am
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That happened to me once when I let the eggs get too hot.

playingwithsugar Posted 1 Jan 2011 , 3:43am
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If you're in England, why does your profile say you're in Milwaukee?

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Evoir Posted 1 Jan 2011 , 3:55am
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Maybe she hasn't updated her profile yet?

MJoycake Posted 1 Jan 2011 , 4:23am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aish90

Hi,
I have made it before while I was in America and loved it. Now I am in England and used the same recipe to make it but it smells eggy for some reason.
Aish




Sounds like she moved - I wouldn't worry icon_smile.gif

Aish90 Posted 1 Jan 2011 , 4:48am
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this is recipe I used:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Swiss-Meringue-Buttercream-109239

I just wanted to thank everyone for their help icon_smile.gif I ended up making just normal buttercream instead lol

I am British but moved to Milwaukee after getting married but am in London staying with my parents for a little while icon_smile.gif lol

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