What does merinque powder do for butter cream? I have read some people put it in SMBC
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Well, I just read that meringue powder does not stablize bc. Now I am confused. Does it stabilze or make it firmer?
Ahttp://bakingbites.com/2009/01/what-is-meringue-powder/ here read this
AIts also used in crusting buttercream
ACrusting bc is dependent on the fat to sugar ratio.
The Wilton snow-white buttercream recipe uses shortening, sugar, meringue powder and water. I have made it when I need a white-white icing and it definitely has a much better texture than shortening-sugar-water. It gives you a nice consistency that can be re-beaten a day later if you have some leftover icing. I used generic meringue powder not the Wilton brand and it turned out great.
Remember that meringue powder is NOT the same as egg white powder that you can get from a bakery wholesale.