|Buttercream Icing Recipes for cake|
Today in this blog I’m sharing with you that how to make perfect buttercream.If you’ve ever made cupcakes you’ve probably come across this icing before. It’s incredibly popular and a staple for baked goods. Buttercream is quite easy to make but there are a few tips that will make it perfect that I am going to share it with you. For basic buttercream, there are three ingredients you will need. Room temperature butter sifted icing sugar, and lastly the milk.
1/2 cup of Room temperature butter (softened)
2 cups of sifted icing sugar
2 tsp of milk
How to make buttercream icing recipes for cake
Start off by adding the butter to a medium-sized mixing bowl, or to a stand mixer. You will need some sort of electrical mixer to make the buttercream, as doing this by hand isn’t really an option. Start to beat the butter. You will need to do this for about 5 minutes which seems like a very long time, but it will make a huge difference. The butter needs to be light and airy. It will double in size and lose a lot of its colour which if you are not adding any colouring in is important. Scrape down the bowl a few times during beating just to make sure you’re beating everything evenly.
Once you have been beating the butter for at least 5 minutes and you have the right consistency you’re ready to start adding the icing sugar. Make sure you have sifted it so there are no clumps. Add this about two cups at a time, beating for a minute in between each addition so the icing sugar gets combined well. The buttercream should start to get a lot thicker and harder to beat in the icing sugar when you just have the last of it to add. This is what the milk is for. Depending on what you are using the buttercream for depends on what consistency you want. If you are piping you most likely would like a thinner consistency than if you were just spreading it.
Add the milk two teaspoons at a time, mixing until you have the consistency you would like. This is also when to add any flavourings or colourings. For piping the icing you can use using a disposable piping bag and a Wilton 2D tip. Place the piping tip into the piping bag and fold the bag over so it’s a lot easier to fill up. Fill the bag 3/4 full and twist the top to seal. Now you are ready to pipe. Alternatively, you can just use a knife to spread the icing onto cupcakes, or a cake or whichever item you would like to ice. Now you can enjoy buttercream icing.