This is an easy to follow recipe for a smooth butter icing which can be used to fill and ice cakes, cupcakes and more. This isn't as rich as buttercream, but it's just as versatile. For variations in flavour, try adding instant coffee granules for a coffee icing, ground ginger, vanilla bean seeds, or cocoa powder.
A very easy icing to make , I made double & put the butter and syrup in the microwave for 60sec to soften then gradually added the icing suger , I wasn't sure if I would need the milk , so I added it right at the end and beated it in with a wooden spoon , a lovely smooth and tasty icing for my daughters 18 th birthday cake & everyone loved it - 13 Jul 2014
Fab alternative to butter icing, not too sweet. Everyone loved it 😁 - 30 Jun 2014
Absolutely gorgeous buttercream type icing. I added cocoa powder like the recipe suggested and it was so, so yummy! Will definitely be making this again. With my little girl next time though perhaps. - 08 Sep 2015