emarcomd Posted 16 Apr 2014 , 8:47pm
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AI am using a chocolate crusting buttercream recipe that calls for meringue powder. (Here's the recipe http://cakecentral.com/a/crusting-chocolate-fudge-buttercream-icing)

However, New York City obviously has a meringue powder cartel, probably operating out of an abandoned warehouse in Queens, guarded by scary men with assault rifles.

That is the only reason I can come up with for my inability to find MP anywhere.

Food Emporium? Nope. Gristede's? Nada. Westside Market? Nothing. Zabar's? Zip. Fairway? No luck.

We don't have costcos or walmarts here.

My question: is there a substitute I can use? What would happen if I left it out all together?

Thanks!

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Punkilicious Posted 16 Apr 2014 , 8:59pm
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have you tried a hobby store like micheals, hobby lobby or joann fabrics?

 

Those are the only places I have any luck finding MP

emarcomd Posted 16 Apr 2014 , 9:07pm
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Hmmmm.  We don't have Hobby Lobby or a Joann's, but we did just get a Michaels-- I'll go check it out tonight!  Thanks for the tip!

cakelove2105 Posted 16 Apr 2014 , 9:12pm
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Did you try online? Amazon.com is where i found mine. Good Luck!

emarcomd Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 10:10pm
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cakelove - I wound up going to Michaels to get it... then the next day the news announced they had their customer's credit card numbers stolen.  Oy!  (tuns out there are no weird charges on my cad, so I guess I'm okay.)

cazza1 Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 11:59pm
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I would be getting a new credit card with a new number.  They don't necessarily use them straight away.  Sometimes they hang on to them for months or on sell them. That's what I was told anyway last time I had mine done.  Twice now and it is a real pain.

costumeczar Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 12:36am
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Meringue powder is basically powdered egg whites with some starches and maybe some gums in it. You can go get some Just Whites brand dried egg whites at the grocery store and it will  work just fine.

 

But for that particular recipe you don't really need it at all, you generally don't need meringue powder in icing recipes that have shortening in them.

emarcomd Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 1:07am
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Thanks Costumeczar!  Good to know!

emarcomd Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 1:08am
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oh crap -- thanks for the heads up cazza1....  it seems like no store is secure anymore...

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