Basic Buttercream Icing

Basic Buttercream Icing


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This is an ideal buttercream icing for decorating cakes, cupcakes and muffins. Add food colouring or other flavours if desired.

Rick Mazzuca

Serves: 12 

  • 500g butter
  • 8 cups (960g) icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream

Preparation:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well blended.
  2. Add salt, vanilla and 3/4 cup cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional cream if necessary. Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy.

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