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OK, so I knew this would happen but I did it anyway thinking I would hopefully be wrong.

 

I love making meringue cookies and my sister requested meringue cookies for her birthday. She also wanted a cake so I figured, why not?? Let me bake a cake and put meringue cookies all over that thing.....

So it wasn't until I was about to assemble the cookies that I realized that there is probably a lot of moisture in the buttercream frosting and may not react so well with the meringue cookies.

And I was right :( this morning i woke up and although the cookies kept their shape when I felt them they were soft and soggy, not crisp and hard like they were yesterday.

There is nothing nothing NOTHING on-line about what reacts well to meringue cookies. I guess don't even try to put already made cookies on frosting? Or should I just not use buttercream?

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Originally Posted by verosapphire View Post
 

OK, so I knew this would happen but I did it anyway thinking I would hopefully be wrong.

 

I love making meringue cookies and my sister requested meringue cookies for her birthday. She also wanted a cake so I figured, why not?? Let me bake a cake and put meringue cookies all over that thing.....

So it wasn't until I was about to assemble the cookies that I realized that there is probably a lot of moisture in the buttercream frosting and may not react so well with the meringue cookies.

And I was right :( this morning i woke up and although the cookies kept their shape when I felt them they were soft and soggy, not crisp and hard like they were yesterday.

There is nothing nothing NOTHING on-line about what reacts well to meringue cookies. I guess don't even try to put already made cookies on frosting? Or should I just not use buttercream?

 

 

there are a lot of fancy schmancy cakes that use disks of meringue 'cookies' in there to separate all the luscious layers--if it's sliced when it's first made the meringues are still crispy if it's sliced later they soften--nature of the beast--so all that to say--you're good

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

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post #3 of 5

If you cover the base of the meringues in chocolate before putting them on the icing, then it will act as a barrier and keep them crispy.

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That sounds great! just melted chocolate and dip the cooled meringue cookies in it?

post #5 of 5

Yes, if what you call meringue cookies is the same as what we'd just call meringues over here... (for example, http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2445/ultimate-meringue).

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