My Favorite Meringue Powder

It’s Friday night and being the wild woman that I am, I thought it would be nice to spend the evening talking about meringue powder.

Did I mention that I live in the boonies?  This IS my fun.

So, let’s talk meringue powder.

In the last three years I have used a lot of meringue powder.  And by a lot, I mean a LOT.  For two of those years I was making between 20 and 30 dozen cookies a week, which required quite a bit of the stuff.  After bit, I figured out that the one pound cans of Wilton weren’t going to cut it.

Now when I buy meringue powder, I buy in bulk.

Ever wonder what fifteen pounds of meringue powder looks like?

Now you know!  When I order meringue powder this is what comes to my door.  Fifteen pounds may sound like a lot, but I go through it pretty quickly.

Now check this out.  This is what’s really going to blow your mind.

When I buy Wilton meringue powder at our local Walmart I pay $14.88 for a one pound can.  Multiply that times fifteen, and the grand total is $223.20.

The very same amount costs $150.93 at Country Kitchen Sweet Art including shipping! {There is a 10% discount for orders over $100 dollars.}

Do the math and you’ll notice a substantial difference in price.  Seventy-eight dollars and sixty-six cents to be exact.

I don’t know about you, but I can definitely think of something to do with seventy-eight dollars besides spend it on meringue powder!

To store it, I place the entire bag into a plastic storage bin and keep it in a cool dry place.  Meringue powder does not require refrigeration.

My very favorite thing about this product is that it smells like sweet vanilla sugar, where the Wilton brand kind of stinks.  And by stinks, I don’t mean in the “it sucks” way.  I’m talking the “pinch your nose, rotten egg” kind of smell.

This does not mean that I am anti-Wilton, but given a choice I prefer the choice that doesn’t smell bad.

If Wilton meringue powder is all that you have access to, don’t panic.  I made two years worth of beautiful cookies with the stuff and it was fine.  Henry and Henry is just my personal preference.  I’ve also used Ateco brand and been pleased.  My best advice is use what works for you,unless of course yougo  through large quantities of the stuff in which case, definitely buy the big bag!

If you can’t see yourself needing this much meringue powder at a time, CK  also carries smaller quantities.  You can check out the available sizes by clicking HERE.

If you want to take the plunge and go for the whole fifteen, click HERE.

A few more notes about meringue powder:

  • the smaller bags of CK brand meringue powder ARE Henry and Henry brand.  I called the store and asked.
  • If you have a Michaels or Hobby Lobby nearby, be sure to print out and use their weekly coupons.  That will save you a bundle.  I don’t often get to take advantage of these deals because the nearest locations are a 160 mile round trip, but when I have to go to “town”, you better believe I stock up on supplies.

I hope everyone has a long relaxing weekend of cookie decorating!