This simple buttercream frosting is just so easy, but we still give you the little tips and tricks that make this an amazing treat to frost any cake. This buttercream whips up super fluffy super quickly, and is literally the icing on the cake of any homemade treat.
Fondant is also a type of icing. Different varieties of icing, like buttercream, royal, poured sugar and glaze, all have different textures, flavors and uses in cake and cookie decoration. Many cake decorators use a combination of icings to embellish a cake to bring out the theme of the decoration.
French buttercream is made by heating a sugar syrup until it reaches soft ball stage and then whipping it into beaten egg yolks and soft butter. This is the shiny, rich frosting of your dreams. Now it's worth giving a shout-out to Italian buttercream because it's not too shabby either.
This ultra-smooth buttercream is not too sweet and is our frosting of choice when we want a silken, elegant texture and delicate flavor. It is based on meringue and a cooked sugar syrup, so it is a more complex Italian meringue buttercream recipe than a standard confectioners’ sugar-based frosting, but we think the results are well worth it.
To create a meringue frosting, one combines egg whites and sugar in specific proportions. Granulated sugar is the main sugar used for meringue. It is possible to beat meringue by hand, but one often has better results with an electric mixer.
The EASIEST Swiss Meringue Buttercream This is the Easiest Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe you’ll ever make! Once you try it, you’ll want to use it to cover all of your cakes and cupcakes. Once you try it, you’ll want to use it to cover all of your cakes and cupcakes.
Recipe by: "This is a YUMMY whipped cream frosting that is very stable and does not melt at room temperature unlike many standard whipped cream frostings. It also makes a GREAT dip for fresh fruit -- not too sweet, just right! This recipe is GREAT for a stand mixer but will work with any good mixer.".