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How to make Buttercream (1 Viewer)

Here is your step by step guide with pictures showing you how to make a batch of the buttercream that holds its shape.

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Ingredients & Equipment:-
250g Softened Butter
500g Icing Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (Or flavouring of your choice) Optional
2 Teaspoons of Milk or Water

Equipment - Mixing Bowl, Electric Whisk, Sieve, Measuring spoon, Wooden Spoon

Method

1. Take your room temperature butter, chop it into squares and place in a mixing bowl.

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2. Then, whisk with an electric whisk until fluffy.

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3. Next, sieve the icing sugar into the bowl in stages, add the extract/flavouring and combine the mixture together using a wooden spoon.
(You can use your hand mixer to help blend together quicker; however, you may end up looking like a ghost; hence the reason I use the wooden spoon first and the mixer afterwards).

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4. Do this until all the icing sugar has been absorbed; if the mixture appears a little stiff or dry, add teaspoons of milk or water in stages one at a time and mix in, it should soften the mixture and make it bind together easier. Once fully combined, blast with an electric whisk until light and fluffy.

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5. Taste to make sure it's ok; if it tastes a little powdery, continue to mix a little longer.

It can be used for piping cupcakes or filling the middle and external of a sponge cake.

Tip: It can also be dyed a different colour by adding concentrated food dye to it.

 
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