I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
Use our Meringue Powder to make your perfect royal icing or just to add stability to the frosting and a nice texture. Also perfectly used to make Meringue Toppings, See Kathy's recipe of the back of the packaging.
Icing Fruits are concentrated fruit with real fruit pulp to add flavor and fruit to icing, whipped cream, confections, or cakes. Directions: Add approximately 1/2 oz. per pound to icing, batter or dough Shelf Life: 1 year unopened in ambient temperature (70 degrees F), and 30 days after opened. Refrigeration is suggested. Other Flavors: Orange, Red Raspberry. Weight: 10 oz. (283.5g)
Royal Icing (Dry Hard Icing): Into 1/2 cup cold water, beat 1/4 cup meringue powder until peaks form. Then beat in 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar until desired consistency. Add more sugar for stiffer icing. To keep icing soft, add 3 drops glycerin. Buttercream Icing (Creamy Soft Icing): Dissolve 3/4 cup of granular sugar in 1/2 cup boiling water. Cool and add 1/4 cup of meringue powder and beat to peak. Stir in 1 pound sifted confectioner's sugar and beat until mixed well: Mix in 2 to 2 1/2 cups white vegetable shortening. Boiled Icing: Dissolve and boil at high heat (240 degrees ), 2 cups granular sugar in 3/4 cups water, 1/4 cup corn syrup and small pinch salt. Dissolve and whip ? cup (6 TBLS) meringue powder in one cup cold water: add 1 cup granular sugar while beating meringue mix: slowly add boiled syrup. Then whip at high speed until cool. Meringue Topping (For Meringue Shells, Pie Toppings): Dissolve 3/4 cup granular sugar in 1/2 cup boiling water, cool. Add 1/4 cup meringue powder and beat into high peaks. Hints: Keep utensils grease free. Icings may be refrigerated in airtight containers, beat again before using. Cover bowl and tube ends with damp cloth. Try meringue powder in cookies, drinks, desserts and other recipes where a light frothy consistency is desired. Flavor and color to suit.
Over 1 year if kept in cool dry area Note: This product is prepared and packaged using machines that may come into contact with wheat/gluten, eggs, dairy or dairy products, peanuts, soy, tree nuts.