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Topic Title: Gluten Free Icing - Please help me!
Created On Saturday April 10, 2010 9:50 PM
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Busybee17
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Posted: Saturday April 10, 2010 9:50 PM

Hi, I made a Gluten Free cake for a friend and I was not thinking and I added Meringue power to the icing mix. Does anybody knows if that is okay or if I have to re-do this cake, it's for tomorrow at 3:00 pm???
Please Help I am in a panic now
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Saturday April 10, 2010 10:01 PM

Meringue Powder is pasterized egg whites. I do not believe they have any gluten in them. You can always make your icing without it as well. I never add it to my buttercream.
 
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BooBear
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Posted: Sunday April 11, 2010 7:04 AM

I don't think that you need to redo it. All meringue is is cornstarch, powdered egg whites, and gums to bind it together.
 
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KTB
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Posted: Sunday April 11, 2010 7:52 AM

I'm not an expert by any means but I do remember being told by someone who was looking to get me to make a gluten free cake that she couldn't have just any icing sugar because it contains cornstarch which is a plroblem for people needing to be gluten free.

Not sure whether or not meringue powder does have it in (I don't use it myself) just going by what BooBear posted.
 
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BlackWidowNor
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Posted: Sunday April 11, 2010 5:19 PM
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Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other cereals. Gluten is not present in corn starch, which makes it an excellent substitute for flour in many recipes.

That's from ..

http://www.yankeegrocery.com/argo_corn_starch.html

And this site says meringue powder is gluten free.

http://www.recipezaar.com/library/meringue-powder-929

hope it helps.

 
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Busybee17
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Posted: Sunday April 11, 2010 5:33 PM

Thank you so much everybody, I delivered my cake today :-)

Here is a picture of the final product. The cupcakes are regular chocolate-coffee cake and red velvet with buttercream.

Thanks again,

Welcome baby cake web.jpg Welcome baby cake web.jpg  (19 KB)
Welcome Baby cupcakes web.jpg Welcome Baby cupcakes web.jpg  (19 KB)
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Sunday April 11, 2010 9:43 PM

Well, I just say both cakes turned out wonderful!!! Hope she was pleased too!
 
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