Buttercream~ With Or Without Meringe Powder Help

Baking By crystal-henry Updated 24 Feb 2012 , 5:11pm by poohsmomma

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crystal-henry Posted 24 Feb 2012 , 6:23am
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Ok, so I have only made buttercream once, and it was the one from Wilton course 1.

It did not crest at all...too soft. I have been researching and see that a lot of the buttercream recipes are made with butter and not the meringe powder.

I need to ice a cake in a few days so one I need the best crusting recipe.
I have a lot of questions about this. Once I decorate the cake can i refrigerate for a few days before party, or leave out.
Anything will help, thanks in advace.

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AnnieCahill Posted 24 Feb 2012 , 2:49pm
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The Buttercream Dream recipe on this site is decent. Some people like IndyDebi's buttercream recipe and it crusts well.

Yes you can leave it out. I rarely refrigerate my cakes unless they have a perishable filling.


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poohsmomma Posted 24 Feb 2012 , 5:11pm
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I love Indydebi's bc. It crusts beautifully, and I never refrigerate it. Here's a link to the recipe:


I have a 5.5 qt. Cuisinart mixer, and I always double the recipe to fill my mixer.

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