Can Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream Be Made Chocolate

Decorating By Suewillo Updated 3 Jun 2014 , 2:36am by Nadiaa

Suewillo Posted 30 May 2014 , 10:34pm
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I am making caramel swiss meringue buttercream and want to know if I can colour this buttercream or will this alter the recipe? 


thanks for your help



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Nadiaa Posted 30 May 2014 , 10:41pm
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Do you mean you want to add a brown colour to the caramel SMBC to make it look like chocolate? You should be okay to do that, but watch the amount of liquid going into your BC after adding the caramel. Make sure  you use a gel or powder colour. If you mean adding cocoa, that would be fine too, but it will give you a choc/caramel taste. 

Suewillo Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 3:34pm
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AI want to make the Swiss buttercream green for a soccer field. I use paste colours, will this be ok?

Nadiaa Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 8:37pm
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So is your SMBC going to be a flavour? Or just plain? I thought you were talking about flavours, not colours in your original post.

Suewillo Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 2:28am
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ASorry I am talking about both colour and flavours

Nadiaa Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 2:36am
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AOkay, well when I add caramel to SMBC it does go a light golden colour. What I would do, if you want it green, is to take a small amount out, add some colour to it and see if you're happy with the green you get with it. If you're not happy with it then you may need to do another batch that is not flavoured with caramel. Or you could try the Lorann oils to flavour it, but I've never used them so not sure on that sorry.

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