How to Make Buttercream

Buttercream is often used in baking and can be infused with flavour. It’s good for decorative purposes as well as offering a longevity that fresh cream fillings don’t.


  • Use a ratio of 1:2 softened butter to icing sugar.
  • First, put the butter in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until it is soft.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar sifting it so as to prevent lumps from appearing.
  • Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. As the ingredients start to combine, they become easier to mix as the sugar dissolves into the butter.
  • Keep mixing the ingredients until they are light and fluffy –  you’ll know when the buttercream is ready because it becomes quite easy to mix.
  • At this point, you can add ingredients such as vanilla essence or cocoa powder (sifted) to compliment the recipe you are making.

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