I am going to try this out! Sounds DELICIOUS!!!!!
Er, correction: When sugar is COOKING. Not "cooling". Sorry!
Sounds so yummy! Going to try this one soon!
Does this need refrigeration for say a fondant covered cake?
This frosting does not require refrigeration. You can leave at room temp for several days. The only thing you need to worry about is the frosting drying out, but will be safe to eat.
Jackie, you say this frosting can be left our of refrigerator for several days, but it contains butter. Doesn't it go bad if I is not refrigerated?
Jackie,since the strawberries are fresh and pureed,what is the shelf life if the cake is kept out .
This sounds so delicious can't wait to try it, yum!
Sounds amazing, definitely going to try this one!!!
Except for very warm climates (say August), butter is perfectly safe left on the counter.
I've been wanting to try this. Question- how does the taste compare to SMBC?
It sounds great, but not today thank you, I just had to put my pet dog down. Sorry, WJP
I've had the hardest time with meringue buttercreams and this recipe gives me hope! Several steps are done differently than the recipes I've used, so now I have to try it out and see if this works for me. Thanks!
Can this prepared buttercream be frozen to use at a later date?
I would like to know as well, can this be frozen and then re-whipped? Or can I freeze the cake with the IMBC? And how long will it keep in refrigirator? Thank you!
Is this Italian buttercream good for the Caribbean weather it lighter than regular buttercream and less stiff?
IMBC is all I use. You can freeze it for later use. It will keep in the fridge for a week. I usually let it sit out for 30min to an hour or so before I start to re-whip it. When you start to re-whip it when it's cold, it will look like it is curdling. Don't give up, just leave it in the mixer on high and it will come back together. Also, sometimes after you add the butter to the meringue it will look like you have ruined it. (this mainly happens if you add the butter to the meringue before it was properly cooled.) It might look like soup. Don't throw it out! Put the mixing bowl, attachment and all in the fridge for 30 min and then put it back on the mixer and see if it comes together. If not, put it back in the fridge for a little longer. IMBC is sometimes hard to get the hang of, but so worth it when you figure it out.
How many egg whites would 61/4 ounces be please
Hello! Thanks for being interested in my recipe!
- SMBC and IMBC taste exactly the same to me, and I also think they have the exact same texture. But others may disagree.
- The base recipe freezes wonderfully! Just wait to flavor it until after you defrost it - and by the way make sure it comes completely to room temperature, or at least 70 degrees F before trying to whip it. You can speed the process by cutting the cold buttercream into little pieces and leaving it on a sheet tray to soften quicker.
- This is considered a shelf-stable buttercream and is safe to leave unrefrigerated, however I think it starts to go stale-tasting after about 3 days. If you want to make this commercially or for sale please check with your local health department to see if they classify it as shelf stable.
- Adding fresh fruit to anything is tricky because the buttercream isn't going to go "bad" but your fruit can. You need to use your best judgment based on the condition of the fruit that you have and how long you need it to last. Pulp and seeds can create little pockets of a warm, moist environment for mold and bacteria to grow, but you can prevent that by using just the juice. So if you need to make sure this has longevity or are just concerned about it, strain your strawberry puree and use just the juice. Also, adding a pinch of cream of tartar or a dash of lemon juice to the puree will help preserve and retain the nice bright color of the juice.
- Egg sizes are all different, but a large egg white is considered about 1 ounce, so 6 egg whites should be about 6.25 oz.
- This buttercream is very temperature sensitive and does not do well in hot environments. Butter has a very low melting point so if you live somewhere with high temperatures, you will need to make sure you have proper refrigeration and air conditioning.
I think that was all the questions!
Can anyone help me adjust this recipe?? I only have 3 sticks of butter,which is less than a pound of butter.
As an Islander I tell you that when I'm there..I make my IMBC and i use strawberry conserv or jam instead of fresh, that solves my problem.
I live in San Diego and I enjoy using fresh fruits pure in my butter cream.
Boa tarde, eu tenho uma dúvida, não costumam acrescentar frutas frescas aos meus recheios com medo de que pode azedar.
Eu não corro esse risco com essa receita?
Desculpa meu Inglês
Can I use the cartons of refrigerated egg whites from the grocery?
If I have frozen IMBC, can I use as a filling and re-freeze cake?
Are the strawberries measured before or after pureeing...
Will pasteurized egg whites work?