All about Buttercream

Buttercream is an icing/frosting you that you can use as a filling, cover cakes and use to decorate. Buttercream is easy to make. There are many different ways to make buttercream. I think the name speakes for it self.

The ingredients in the recipe play an important role:

Shortening helps the texture of the buttercream. The more you use it the creamer it gets.

Flovoring gives the icing an enhanced taste. If you use clear flavorings, it will help you to achieve a pure white color.

Milk/Water will help you to get proper consistency

Meringue Powder is used to stabilize the icing. It helps to use Meringue power when making flower or other decorations.

Pure Cane Confetioners’ Sugar/ Powder Sugar This is primary ingredient.

Salt will add flavor but will also cut the sweetness of the icing. It really makes a difference. I’ve forgot to add it and I can tell a difference.

Ways you can make butter cream

When I took that Wilton class on decorating with buttercream, I learned the Wilton buttercream recipe.

Wilton Recipe

1 cup of shortening

1 lb Powder sugar/confectionery

1 tsp Vanilla, almond or butter

2 tablespoon Wilton Meringue Powder

A pinch of salt.

This recipe is good when having celebrations outside. This recipe buttercream holds up better outside.

You can make chocolate buttercream. To make chocolate buttercream, you will add ¼ cup of cocoa or three 1 oz unsweetened chocolate squares, meltedmelted, and an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of water/milk to recipe. Mix until well blended.

I will tell you more about the thickness and tell you about some of the other recipes.

Thanks for reading my bolg. I hope you have a very blessed day.

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