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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

njsugarmamma--for a comparison

this is sweetapolita's ingredients
  • 10 large, fresh egg whites (300 g)
  • 2-1/2 cups (500 g) sugar
  • 3 cups (680 g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes and cool, but not cold
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon (20 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

then closely matching the egg whites at 10 for sweetapolita and 9 for m braun's vanilla buttercream is
  • 9 whites
  • 2 & 1/4 c sugar
  • 4 c butter
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla

so m braun is down one egg white and also goes down in sugar just a bit and up in butter considerably

interesting huh?

i tried adding a little salt once--didn't work for me and i tried substituting a little bit of shortening in for some butter without good results

i'm not familiar with the formula jennifer uses

i guess i should have this all weighed out...

I get that smbc is generally a very buttery buttercream compared to American bc...but Sweetopolita's is as buttery as I can handle. I couldn't imagine adding another cup. Eeek!

Thanks for the breakdown...I think I've lost my curiosity. If it ain't broke, don't fix it...so they say:)
post #17 of 24

Most of the time I use ganchche but when I do buttercream I use Jen's recipe but cut down how much butter I use and use more meringue as I found most SMBC's too buttery but ABC's too sweet.

post #18 of 24
Hi all, I'm a new on here! Just wanted to ask if anyone has a UK Version of IndyDebi's buttercream recipe? I came across her recipe when I was looking for a cutting chart, which is great!
I live in the UK so I can use all butter. Also, I love her cutting charts but if my cake was around 6-7 inches in height would you slice it more thinly?
post #19 of 24
By the way, I do scale all my ingredients and don't use the cup methods.
post #20 of 24

I read this last week and thought I would try the Crumb Boss' recipe (which is more a hybrid of ABC &SMBC) on my cupcakes for easter. Don't like it, Looks good, taste is ok but dont like the texture, feels slimmy, not light and whipped like my ABC.

post #21 of 24

I hope its okay if I sneak in to ask my own SMBC question--I tried Three Little Blackbirds' SMBC recipe this weekend and it turned out well, but it calls for 1/4 cup of vanilla extract; given the size of the recipe (10, 15, 20) that didn't seem like too much, but when I tasted it, I felt like that flavor wasn't right.  I'm not sure if it was the brand of vanilla I used, or just the amount, but it wasn't a nice, rounded vanilla-y taste--almost too flat, or chemically (I did use pure vanilla extract, not imitation)-- I'm not sure how to describe it.

 

Is there a typical flavoring ratio for SMBC? and what are the usual amounts of vanilla (and/or other flavors) people use in SMBC?
 

post #22 of 24

I have tried several recipes and found the cream to be too buttery. The last couple of times I made it with less butter and it came out smooth and yummy.

my tweaked recipe is  3/4 cup egg whites, 1 1/2 cup sugar  and  1 1/2 cups (12 ozs.) butter . I use half salted and half unsalted butter. and of course flavouring of your choice.

post #23 of 24

I think as with anything, you'll need to try several different recipes before you find the one you really like.  I like Jen's scientific explanation behind how SMBC comes together.  Her SMBC is very tasty, although I do up the sugar content just a bit for my own personal taste preference.

 

I have also made the SMBC from the Woodland Bakery Blog (former CrumbBoss), and I really like it as well, although it is not a traditional SMBC.

 

When I was first getting into cake decorating, I tried five or six different ABC recipes before deciding which one I preferred.

 

My advice is to try several different recipes and see which one you prefer, and go with it.

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Don't bite off more than you can chew.  One day you may not be able to swallow.

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post #24 of 24

I m making hers again this week , it tastes so good MMMMmmmm
 

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