Swiss Meringue Buttercream

One Southern Belle Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I have been a Sally’s Baking Addiction lover for years! (I originally found her through a patient when I was working in Oral Surgery, she brought cake batter cookies and I fell in love!) Each month she does a baking challenge and for the month of February is was Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting and I made it twice!

This is the most complicated thing I have made in my kitchen so far! I generally stick with recipes that are simple and delicious (read- hard to mess up!). Most of my baking is done either during nap time or after the girls have gone to bed, and I’m still getting up at least once at night with Collin so I like to keep things simple! Despite the many steps, when I saw this recipe I couldn’t resist the challenge!

One Southern Belle Swiss Meringue Buttercream

If you ever need a fantastic frosting recipe I highly suggest this one! So far I’ve put it on a strawberry cake and my grandmas chocolate chip cake that I split between cupcakes and a 10 inch round (I’ll blog this cake one day, I usually bake it in a bundt pan!) and I’ve eaten it straight out of the piping bag! I’m not going to type the whole recipe here because Sally has all the details and I don’t want to miss a thing! You can find her recipe here.

She has a very detailed help section, she has a solution for anything and everything that could go wrong! The second time I made this frosting I was whipping in the butter and it all of the sudden curdled! I was really upset because this is the last step of this recipe and I was afraid I had wasted 6 egg whites! But not to worry! Sally had a solution, her post said if it curdles to put it back on the double boiler until the edges get liquid then go back to whipping (that’s the gist of it anyways!) and BAM it worked! My once curdled frosting was perfectly smooth and creamy and ready to pipe!

One Southern Belle Swiss Meringue Buttercream
One Southern Belle Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I have a feeling that while this recipe may be a bit complicated I will continue to make it and bake things to put it on for years to come! It’s wonderfully smooth and sweet but not too sweet! I know one little lady in particular that will be needing a smash cake in about 6 months! I”ll be sure to let you know how it goes!

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