Posted by Annita on November 20, 2006
This is the most popular and well-known icing used as a frosting and as a filling.So many butter cream recipes can be found in the internet.Here I’ve used one from Janice Murfitt’s Cake decorating book…Learn more about Buttercream here.
Buttercream used for frosting
This can be used to coat and fill a 8in cake.
Softened unsalted butter – 1/2 cup
Icing/Confectioner’s sugar – 2 cups
Milk – 2tsp
Vanilla flavouring – 1 tsp
Beat butter until light and fluffy using a wooden spoon/electric mixer.Mix in all the other ingredients and beat until soft.
Replace milk and vanilla flavouring with orange,lemon or lime juice and 2 tsp finely grated orange,lemon or lime zest to get a citrus flavour.Omit the zest if the icing is to be piped.
Replace milk and vanilla flavouring with 1 tbsp cocoa powder blended with 1 tsp boiling water,cool it and use to get a chocolate flavour.
Replace milk and vanilla flavouring with 2 tsp instant coffee blended with 1 tsp boiling water,cool it and use for a coffee flavour
Learn about different icing consistencies and Wilton’s Basic Buttercream recipe’s here.