Smbc Nightmare! Can Anyone Help?...

Decorating By Jimmyca Updated 8 Mar 2013 , 3:20pm by ibeeflower

Jimmyca Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 3:53am
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Hi guys,


This was my first attempt at making SMBC. Everything was going well until I started adding my unsalted butter (piece by piece). The SMBC never curled (a cottage cheese like texture) instead the SMBC stayed creamy and smooth the whole time.


I don't want to get rid of the mix I made.  I did put it in the fridge.


The recipe I used was:

10oz of pasteurized egg whites

20oz of sugar

25oz of unsalted butter


I didn't get a chance to add my vanilla extract.  I am hoping you guys can offer me some advice ( or trouble shooting techniques) to fix it.


I included a picture of how the buttercream turned out. 


11 replies
IAmPamCakes Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 7:05am
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AIt looks perfect to me. The first time I made SMBC, I was expecting the curdled stage, but it turned out that all my temperatures and stuff were just right, so it didn't happen. Be happy! I'm pretty sure you did it right!

sweetwhimzie Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 7:17am
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I was going to say the same thing. I love SMBC. Yours looks like perfection. If all of your ingredients are the correct temperature you will skip the curdled stage. I have only managed that once. Whatever you did was spot on. Good job! thumbs_up.gif

FromScratchSF Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 7:19am
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Agreed, it's perfect!

kikiandkyle Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 12:25pm
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Doesn't it look delicious, I could just dive in! 

Jimmyca Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 2:31pm
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Thank you for responding! icon_biggrin.gif


I really didn't know what to expect. This my first attempt at making SMBC. I tasted the SMBC and it tasted very good. I just need to add some extract, so it won't taste so much like butter. It is very creamy and sillky. For a second, I thought I did something wrong, because it nevered curlded.


Thanks' again.



Jimmyca Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 2:32pm
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LOL @kikandkyle! I can't wait to try this with the cake.

Kima920 Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 2:44pm
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Like everyone else said you did everything right! Just go back and add in the flavoring. I don't get the curdle stag either..I leave my butter out for a awhile so its not cold and I don't add the butter until the bowl is room temp again after heating up the egg whites and sugar so I don't see curdle at all now when I make it. 

AZCouture Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 2:57pm
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AYep, I don't get curdles every time either. Looks beautiful!

javajammer Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 3:15pm
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Looks perfect to me!

Jimmyca Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 3:20pm
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Yeah, that's what I had done. The sticks of butter was taken out the fridge very early to allow them to soften up. I saw that most videos showed a curdle process so I thought something had went wrong.


I really appreciate everyone who responded to this post! One of the best things about Cake Central is you meet people who are more than willing to offer advice and share ideas, recipes and techniques.


Thank you all for responding!icon_biggrin.gif

ibeeflower Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 3:20pm
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Sometimes mine curdles but I just keep on mixing. I know some people refrigerate it and then go back to mixing. Yours looks great!

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