Is it absolutely necessary to use merinque powder in a buttercream icing recipe. I use the Wilton recipe which is 1 cup Crisco, 1 tsp flavoring, 2 Tablespoons water, 1 lb. powdered sugar, 1 T. merinque powder and a pinch of salt. What is the purpose of the merinque powder anyway? Just wondering.
10/24/05 at 9:46pm