Glitterkitti Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 7:23pm

Is there a way to alter the consistency of SMB like you can do with american buttercream by adding liquid? I would like to have a thin consistency SMB, is this possible?

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FromScratchSF Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 8:04pm

You control meringue buttercreams with temperature, not liquid.  If you add too much liquid (like a puree or chocolate) you'll break the emulsion.

 

Why do you want it thin?  How were you planning on using it?

Glitterkitti Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 8:06pm

When I use ABC i thin it to do a dirty ice so I wanted to do the same with SMC? How do you thin it with temperature?
 

FromScratchSF Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 8:18pm

You don't.  How you ice a cake with SMBC is completely different then ABC.  You don't thin it or thicken it.  You use it as-is at room temperature.  

SugaredSaffron Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 9:39pm

Don't thin it with temperature lol! You can crumb coat with the normal consistency buttercream if you want. Here's a vid I just quickly found on youtube, looks the same as any method I've ever seen for it:



 

BakingIrene Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 2:11am
Quote:
Originally Posted by FromScratchSF 

You control meringue buttercreams with temperature, not liquid. 

This means that you use the meringue buttercream for crumb coating while it is still freshly made and kinda warm.  

 

Once the buttercream has cooled all the way down to room temperature, you can slather on a nice layer that you can smooth easily.  

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