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ButterCream Icing

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.

Butter Cream

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.

Additional flavourings:-

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.

6 Responses to “ButterCream Icing”

  1. Vini K said

    Hi Annita,first time here.Your cake looks gordeous.Did you do that all by yourself?

    Thanks Vini

  2. madhu said



    Thanks Madhu

  3. Luvi Marie said

    Simple is always best for most. Nice.
    title=”Cake Decoration”

  4. Lakshmi said

    Hi Anitha
    I am just waiting to try my hand on icing cakes :). Can u tell me how to prepare white butter cream icing

    Here’s the recipe
    All the best,Lakshmi

  5. Aparna Ranish said

    You r an all rounder annita … admire ur creativeness .. just wonder how u have time to do all this ur son at home … gr8 keep it up .. i love cooking and crafting but ever since delivery neer had the real time to try something exciting. u r an inspiration to me …

  6. Ilene Miranda said

    Does Butter Cream harden? Is it easy to make a flat surface with it?

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