Buttercream icing

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About this recipe: An easy to make egg-free icing that works great for decorating cakes for birthdays. When you need to add colouring to icing, use colour paste. If you use liquid colouring, you may need to add more icing sugar.

Sharon Gerstman

Ingredients

Serves: 20 

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 600g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Method

Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, a quarter at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.

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Buttercream icing

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Reviews (28)

cupcake02
75

This is a great recipe to have. I used it to ice cupcakes. However add the icing sugar gradually as you might not want to add as much as it says. I used 450g instead and it was sweet enough! - 10 Feb 2011

snap-hiss
74

Good basic buttercream recipe, but careful with how much you make - I halved the recipe and still had a fair bit left over after icing a whole sandwich cake. - 24 Oct 2011

emmar12
45

very easy and lovely buttercream, worked a treat on delicious cupckaes. - 15 Nov 2011

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