Does exist a product in market of imitation of not eatable meringue with the same consistency?

This in order to practice decoration and re-use several times the " practice meringue" without the need to make and waste real meringue.

Thanks for any advice

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    This is going to sound idiotic, but I use spray-foam sealant and wear latex or vinyl gloves. I usually have some of the sealant in the shop, and the amount I need for experimenting (or, as in your case, practice) isn't much, so it's cheap at twice the price.
    – Shalryn
    Oct 14, 2016 at 16:56
  • Hello Shalryn, thanks for answer. It sounds awesome for me. I don't have experience with spray-foam sealant. Is it toxic or sticky? Do you use the same nozzles and piping bags for your experiments?
    – Ger Cas
    Oct 15, 2016 at 22:54
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    It is sticky, but you can get types that aren't toxic. For experimenting, I buy cheap nozzles from the dollar store and team them with old bread bags, produce bags, or zip- or slide-lock-type bags. When I'm done. I just dispose of the lot and don't have to take any chances safety-wise. I don't use my good supplies until I'm using the real meringue.
    – Shalryn
    Oct 16, 2016 at 17:35
  • Excellent Shalryn, thanks so much for share your idea, I'm new to this about making cakes, meringue etc, but I don't like to use actual food ingredients only to practice. Thanks again
    – Ger Cas
    Oct 17, 2016 at 16:23

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they make this stuff called Presto Pastry Pride ready to whip topping. It's pretty similar in consistency and can be piped very well. It's also pretty great as frosting. I think it would be perfect for you and it's pretty cheap. You can find it in the frozen section at smart and final.

  • Hello bigsandwich, thanks for share that info, I'll try to look for that product in my country or in internet.
    – Ger Cas
    Oct 24, 2016 at 14:37

If you are using canned beans, or cooking dried beans, regularly you will have the canning/cooking liquid at no additional cost - this can be collected in the fridge and turned into so called aquafaba meringue for the cost of sugar and acid. It is actually edible if you keep the bean liquid in a food-safe way. I will refer to howto articles across the web, since aquafaba techniques are still evolving.

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