If you’re someone who likes to bake, you know how important buttercream is. You can lather it on cakes, cookies, cupcakes—the list goes on—but nothing kills a good pastry like poorly-executed frosting.
Buttercream literally is the icing on top of the cake, so you’re going to want to make sure you finish off all your desserts with this, the best-tasting frosting you can possibly conjure.
Luckily, your search for the perfect buttercream can end right here. Blogger Tessa from Handle the Heat has come up with the ultimate buttercream tutorial, and her tips can help you create your own delicious and perfectly-textured buttercream. Plus, you don’t have to just stop there. You can continue to flavor your buttercream with choices such as chocolate, strawberry, chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter, mint and much more. Beat that, pre-made frosting!
Tessa’s recipe makes enough buttercream to frost about 12 to 15 cupcakes, and you can double her recipe to frost a 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake. Although making buttercream might seem daunting, Tessa’s cheat sheet, along with her video tutorial, helps make the process easier, and it even can help you prep ahead of time for when you’re ready to frost all your goodies. She even helps you figure out how to adjust the powdered sugar ratio depending on your flavor preferences and adjust the cream ratio depending on your texture preferences.
All you need is sugar, butter, salt, vanilla, and cream, and you can make your own fresh, non-artificial-tasting buttercream out of the comfort of your own home. You can even store it for later use, if you don’t feel like using it all at once.
Check out Tessa’s cheat sheet here, and be sure to watch her step-by-step video below for more helpful instructions. Now all you have to do is decide whether to make those strawberry vanilla cupcakes, or opt for a double chocolate cake instead. Now that you know how to make the perfect frosting, your baking options are endless.