Is My Buttercream Messed Up Now?!?! Help =/

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IloveEmmaCakes Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 6:29pm
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So I made Italian Meringue Buttercream and this was my first time making this kind..

When you're supposed to add the butter the meringue is supposed to be completely cooled..

So i felt my bowl and the meringue and it felt completely cooled!..
But After I added all my butter it got really chunky and alot thinner than it was before I added it.. icon_confused.gif

Does anybody know if I can do something to this so that I'm still able to use it?!?! icon_cry.gif

Please help!

Thanks in advance..

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banba Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 7:05pm
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I would keep whipping it for a good while. There is a point when after you add the butter it looks ruined but keep mixing and it should come together.

If not then I would probably bin it and start over.

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marie1152 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 11:43pm
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sometimes it does look like its ruined, but keep whipping it and if it does not come together and look right, put it over a double boiler or your bowl over a pan of simmering water and re-warm it, then return to the mixer and whip again til cool and it shoul be fine. marie 1152

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Mike1394 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 11:53pm
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It should be fine if you keep whipping. If it doesn't come together toss it in the fridge for a few minutes.

This is why I like to add the meringue to the butter. Egg whites don't like fat.


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sayhellojana Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:36am
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It happens sometimes. It depends on how much water you cook out when you heat the sugar. You can add powdered sugar a table spoon at a time (you shouldn't need much) until it thickens. Really, just a little bit will pull it together. I heat my sugar very slowly, I start it before I crack eggs or anything, and just when it hits 235, poor it in.

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