01 July 2015

Basic (bad-ass) Buttercream

Everyone needs a basic buttercream recipe and trust me when I tell you this is it.

This is a no muss, no fuss, easy peasy, throw it all in one bowl buttercream that is perfect for your cakes, cupcakes, macarons etc. It's also high crusting, which means it will crust over on the outside but stay soft and smooth and delicious on the inside!

What makes it bad-ass, it that give or take a few substitutions it becomes whatever flavour buttercream you like. 

This fluffy buttercream is as basic as it gets and it sure does taste great. Mark this one down as your go-to.. You won't regret it!

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

225g soft, room temperature, unsalted butter
500g sifted icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste, or 1 vanilla pod
up to 60ml cream/whole milk

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on high until it is very soft and pale. (TIP: pop the butter in the microwave for a few seconds until very soft.)
Add in the icing sugar a few cups at a time.
If the buttercream is very thick, add a tablespoon of cream or milk in until the desired texture has been reached. 
Add the vanilla bean or paste.
Mix the bejeebus out of it until light and fluffy. The faster and longer you mix this, the lighter and fluffier it will be. 

Decorate as described in your recipe or eat off the spoon. Who am I to judge?

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