Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Decorating By pastrygirl08 Updated 21 Apr 2012 , 2:40am by pastrygirl08

pastrygirl08 Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 10:25pm
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I was wondering can I can I cover fondont or molding chocolate over swiss meringue buttercream

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princesscris Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 10:35pm
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Yes, you can. Cover the cake with the buttercream (getting your edges nice and straight), pop it into the fridge for 10 minutes or so until the buttercream is firm then cover with fondant. Have fun!
Cris.

HappyCake10609 Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 10:57pm
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Yup! I use SMBC on all of my cakes (mostly fondant covered)... just make sure the icing is firm... I think it's easier to cover a SMBC cake than when I used America Buttercream, the firm surface of the cold icing lets really apply pressure to smooth your fondant/ modeling chocolate!

JTCake Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 11:07pm
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I made this icing for the first time this past weekend but it turned out really soft. Can somebody tell me what I might have done wrong?

HappyCake10609 Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 11:13pm
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If you are used to American buttercream, this is much softer by comparison. If you are sure your measurements were correct, it could have been that you didn't let the meringue cool enough before adding butter (the bowl should be cool to the touch)... usually it's salvageable... just let the mixture cool a bit and remix. Sometimes if I need to cool the bowl faster, I pack bags of frozen veggies around the bowl!

AZCouture Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 11:40pm
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Originally Posted by JTCake

I made this icing for the first time this past weekend but it turned out really soft. Can somebody tell me what I might have done wrong?


It is very soft. It's like whipped cream.

pastrygirl08 Posted 21 Apr 2012 , 2:40am
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Am going to make a 3D cake Tow Mater and I always use whipped cream frosting on all my cake my I want to use Fondont or molding chocolate and I know you have to use buttercream for that I think buttercream is really sweet and I made the swiss buttercream and it was perfect it wasnt sweet at all.

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