Yo's Italian Meringue Buttercream Recipe

Written By Jocelyn Mercer - July 28 2015

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Rachel
October 03 2016

Mine came out runny also. I think I did not whip the egg whites enough, and put in the butter while the stuff in the bowl was too hot. :(

Erin
October 02 2016

I made your Italian meringue buttercream, and it was the best frosting ever! I’ve never been a frosting person. Watching your videos before trying the frosting, I would always think, “I’ll just make it without the frosting.” After trying it, my cakes will always have your Italian meringue buttercream on them! Oh, and I added peanut butter to mine. I was so surprised at how well it blended in and held up.

Ryleigh
October 01 2016

Hey Yo! I need your advice for my 13th birthday cake. It is a tradition in my family to make their own cake on their 13 birthday. My birthday is on Halloween and i’m doing a country theme. Any ideas???!

BB BAKER
September 29 2016

Hi, Yolanda I love your videos. I watch them when I get home from school. I’ll be making my birthday cake soon so I need some ideas for an awesome 11th birthday. Please let me know what I should do. Thanks BYE!!

Sincerely, Bella Baker!

BB BAKER
September 29 2016

Hi, Yolanda I love your videos. I watch them when I get home from school. I’ll be making my birthday cake soon so I need some ideas for an awesome 11th birthday. Please let me know what I should do. Thanks BYE!!

Sincerely, Bella Baker!

Linda
September 29 2016

When infusing with a different flavor do we replace the pure vanilla extract with the infused flavor of choice or do I use both the vanilla and the flavor of choice?

Luiza
September 28 2016

Yolanda help!! My Italian meringue buttercream doesn’t get this texture… it gets a bit shinny and softer than the video! How can that be? I live in a very warm country, could that be reason? And how can I get the recipe right? Hope you can help me! Thank you

Diana
September 28 2016

I have made this a few times and it is great! Could you substitute cream cheese for the butter and would it still work?

Serena
September 28 2016

Hi Yolanda, I was just wondering once I have finished using the buttercream what’s the best way to store it and how long can I store it for or do I just throw it out?

Chloe
September 28 2016

To everyone asking if you can use a hand mixer, yes you can. I actually made it work with a hand mixer when all the other times it didn’t work with a stand mixer.

Xiaolin
September 27 2016

Hi Yolanda,
I want to make a cake for my friend’s birthday and decorate it with buttercream but I don’t have a stand mixer, only a hand mixer. Would I still be able to make it ?

Mayra Zaragoza
September 27 2016

PS. After you add the butter you have to whip it 3-5 minutes, that’s when it will stiffen up and get all fluffy.

Mayra
September 27 2016

Hello,

To those saying their buttercream came out runny when adding the butter; you forgot an important step in making this. You have to wait until the mixture of eggs whites and hot sugar (230*F) to cool down to room temperature. After it is cool, you add the room temperature butter a little at a time.

It comes out runny because you add the butter when it is still hot.

Hope this helps. :)

Judy
September 26 2016

Hello and I just adore you. I really do look up to you for cake ideas. So I made this once but I had two problems my sugar had crystallized when I poured it in to the eggs and this butter made it liquidy what makes this happen? And how can I fix this? Thanks

Amber
September 26 2016

Everytime I put the butter in it goes runny what am I doing wrong ??

Marion
September 23 2016

Its so perfect! Im never going back to my old recipe ever again! Thanks for your generosity of sharing this wonderful recipe!??

Yam
September 23 2016

I don’t know what i did wrong, i made it exactly like in your recipe and it came out like actual water.

Diana Estrada
September 22 2016

Mine is runny! ?

christie mamuyac
September 22 2016

hi yolanda :)
been watching all your works tru youtube and im so amaze in everything you’ve done. though i have one question. i’ve been dying to make the italian buttercream but the thing is i dont have a stand mixer, only a hand mixer. is this possible to make this even though i have a hand mixer available? thank you and i hope you can response. i’ll appreciate it alot. thank you again and God bless you, your family and team. :)

Maridee
September 21 2016

This is my x times to try this. Hope this is THE time! Good luck to me.

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