Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream

My brother made box cupcakes and I wanted to make some icing for the top.  So I decided to make a Swiss meringue buttercream.  It is funny how you can make a box of funfetti cupcake mix into gourmet cupcakes by just cooking egg whites with sugar and whipping it into a frosting.  That is…

Meringues

When someone says the word meringue, most people think of the French meringue cookies.  Well, that’s not what bakers think when you say that word.  They think words like Italian, French, egg whites, Swiss… What the heck are they talking about? Meringues are egg whites whipped with sugar in certain forms.  Depending on how the…