May 16, 2013

Buttercream Icing

I had so many guests at Madeline's 3rd birthday party comment on the icing I used on the cupcakes so I thought I would share the recipe.

I came across it in the 2010 issue of Donna Hay Kids (Issue 7).

Donna Hays Basic Vanilla Butter Icing

250gm butter, softened
2 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Place the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 6-8 minutes or until pale creamy.

Adding the icing sugar, vanilla and milk and beat for a further 10-15 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Add food colouring if desired.

It is so smooth and creamy, pipes out of an icing bag beautifully (I used a number 12 Wilton nozzle in case you're interested) and keeps well due to its high butter content.

Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial! I’ve been stumped with buttercream. Can’t wait to try this technique/recipe!