Universal Buttercream Ratio?

Baking By Nigel1985 Updated 11 Aug 2013 , 10:16pm by morganchampagne

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Nigel1985 Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 9:17pm
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I've made all types of types of buttercream, Italian, Swiss, French, American, and each has a slightly different ratio of ingredients. But, I was wondering, if there is a "standard" ratio that can be applied to each of these? For example, for my Italian buttercream I use:

-3 egg whites

-2 sticks of butter (227g)

-1 cup of sugar (200g)


Would I achieve equally good results if I applied the above to a french butter cream and substituted egg whites for egg yolks? Is there a minimum ratio for each type to ensure it is stable enough?



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morganchampagne Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 10:16pm
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AStandard ratio for Italian BC and Swiss BC is 1:2:3 egg whites, sugar, butter.

However I use the ratio of 1:2:2 and have had great results. I don't know how/if this would work with French buttercream I've only made it once (Sorry :( )

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