To be safe I’d 1.5x the recipe. I hope that helps! I think that’s maybe due to the powdered sugar. I made this per instructions,substituting only a bit of lemon extract,as opposed to vanilla,since I had baked a nice lemon layer cake and needed a fluffy buttercream. I paired it with a fluffy chocolate cake, and my cousin absolutely loved it!! Hi Leslie! i know its hard work. ABC – American Buttercream (the recipe in this post) Published - Aug 24, 2014 Update - Nov 2, 2020 Veena Azmanov Words - 807 words. Bring it to room temp and give it a good rewhip before use . Hello! Chilling the crumb coated cake makes all that buttercream firm up so that the layers and fillings don’t shift while you’re frosting on top of them. It is really wonderful! I don’t have a stand mixer but out of curiousity do you think I could make this with a kitchen aid hand mixer? And if you’re a fan of “whipped” icing you can easily transition this to a “whipped buttercream”. Do you prefer to pipe with this or SMBC? Hi what is the difference between this buttercream and the one on the vanilla cake recipe? Thank you! Most brands use cornstarch in them which is fine, but just double check that the type you have doesn’t use any wheat products or similar. You could try to swap some of the butter for hi-ratio shortening to help. Thanks. Basically I want to make doll cake and thinking of making her dress with pink roses all over. . I also used your beautiful photo as my inspiration. It will simply have piped boarders. Hi Olivia, I really love the look. Unbeknownst to me, Ryan had emailed Gannon’s and asked them for the recipe. This is my go to simple buttercream recipe, love that it’s not as heavy on the sugar as some ABC recipes are, and it comes together so quickly. If that makes sense. You can totally freeze it for a few months or refrigerate for a couple weeks — both in an airtight container. In Alberta Canada we don’t carry it. I hope that helps! Hi Peggy! Thank you! Hi Monay! Hi Cheryl! Hi! I love the way this one turned out and was surprised at how easy it was. So exciting!! Hi Ashley! I am making a pink ombre doll cake. I hope that helps! Wish me luck. It is buttery though! As in its a little runny when I tilt the bowl. Simple Vanilla Buttercream (American Buttercream Recipe). Greeting from Germany Michaela, I love fruit purees in buttercreams too! It might be a tad more elbow grease on your end, but will work perfectly fine! Hi Wendi, thanks so much for your sweet comments!! Regarding the key lime, yes, leave out the vanilla so you get that lime flavour. Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and vanilla extract and … I’m about to make a birthday cake for my husband for the first time. I wish I could show you! I am making your Caramel Cake, as much as I would love to try your Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream, my husband is allergic to eggs. Hi Ayo! Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 2 months. Everyone is still raving over it and the wedding was in November. Beat in the vanilla towards the end. Whipping cream helps with the texture — makes it less stiff but also light and fluffy. Thank you for some incredible recipes and ideas! I honestly don’t understand how it could have possibly run all over the cake. Thanks for this awesome recipe! To Funvick…It is the Heavy cream which comes from the top of cows milk. In a side-by-side blind taste test, my family said it was less gritty and “powdery” tasting. Hello! Same ingredients, but made in different order. Practice cakes and icing are underway! No pressure! It is delicious! I am making a 10, 8, and 6 inch wedding cake. Not sure if I will try this again. Let me know how it turns out! Thanks, Hey, Me again. how to dry the buttercream after coating the cake for smoothing? #feelingsoheartbroken. It piped beautifully with no problems and it was not gritty at all. Required fields are marked *. I’ve made loads of it and I have another cake to ice in 2 days, would it last? So glad to hear it worked out for you . Hi Debbie! Thanks! I’m surprised at how easy it was, really. Will this frosting work ok for the smaller flowers? You can use milk, but only use as much as you need to get the consistency you want. Wish I could post a picture here!! I chose a very simple vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream to cover the cake. Hi Kali! admin on December 4, 2019 at 12:52 pm Hi, yes it is the same recipe..and it is a crusting type of buttercream so it will dry out eventually after a couple of minutes. Want to make a single layer cake with this frosting and add fresh berries on top. I was just wondering how much frosting your recipe makes? This cake honestly turned out better than I imagined and it DID taste delicious too! That is a BIG cake — how tall is each layer? Usually mine comes out allotment too whipped and my flowers tend to break at the ends instead of be a smooth petal . Yes, I used one full batch for the cake pictured. I am making a birthday cake for an outdoor party in hot and humid weather. and which type of buttercream do you prefer? I actually prefer to pipe with SMBC because I find it much smoother (and less air bubbles). Thanks so much! With the mixer running, add the room temperature butter, a piece at a time, whipping until each piece is fully incorporated before adding the next. It is elegant, smooth and has a wonderfully rich flavor, but isn’t overly sweet. thank you! I hope that helps! Hello! If it does, you haven’t whipped it long enough. I used one full batch for this two layer 8″ cake. Hi, what was the size of your cake? Sift your powdered sugar! Yes, that will be fine. Whip until the egg whites are stiff. I love your beautiful cuisine art! I’m not sure what happened but I called my boyfriend crying because I wanted to throw it out. Hi! Looking to satisfy that sweet tooth without ruining your diet? Thank you! Is this enough frosting to make the roses too? Hi Olivia! I have made your SMBC before and it is amazing. Can this recipe be converted to a chocolate buttercream recipe? Does this recipe need whipping cream or whipped cream? Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula occasionally. I am in need of one that I can use the paper towel technique on for a smooth wedding cake…would this work? but most american buttercream piping recipes have shortening, which I like to avoid. I don’t like too sweet but same time do not want to lose BC consistency. SMBC has more of a buttery taste than this one. Hi Jessy! Hi, what is a good substitute for the heavy whipping cream? It helped that I still had a couple cake layers in the freezer from when I baked them for my Flat Top Cakes post. And want to prepare baby shower cake with buttercream . I’ve used this recipe several times in the last year. Definitely my go-to recipe! Thank you so much for sharing all of your tips/wisdom/knowledge! I have been making SMBC all the time and have not ventured into others. What a difference the name brand made. Be very careful, this syrup is HOT! , Hi Susan! And it depends on how much you need for the sides to — the rosettes in particular used up a lot. Want more recipe videos? You can always add more powdered sugar if you’d like to add more sweetness. Buying a grocery store birthday cake used to be a thing (I know they are gross to some, but I love the sickly sweetness – I’m sorry!). You can make this in advance and keep it in the fridge, but place some plastic wrap directly on the top of the frosting to prevent a “crust” from forming. Hi Amy! If not, could it be refrigerated and if so, how long do you think it would last in an airtight box? Will this frosting hold up in those conditions? Is it supposed to be that way ? Hi Mona! Thene will be the roses hard enough , or will they stay cremy?? I would like to use this recipe for my sons cake. As for how much, that’s a tough one! Four simple ingredients are all you need to make this classic American buttercream recipe. I’m new to baking, but it sounds like so much! Be sure to sift it though and either add more cream to ensure to consistency is good, or reduce the amount of powdered sugar. Hi Nadia! Also, my cake layers turned out thick and even!!! Some people prefer to use salted butter but I find it too salty. So happy to hear that both the frosting and the cake worked out for you! Claudia. Hi Chathurika! Your creations are gorgeous and I love the fact that you’re so generous with your recipes. I was wondering if you used salted or unsalted butter? It can be left pure vanilla or you can easily add flavors to compliment your cake. Hi! I have baking goals now! Thank you for your sweet comments! Hi Olivia, Please let me know how they turn out , Hi Olivia! I used half the sugar and still came out great. They will be directly on top of each other. The idea is to get to this stage of the eggs stiff by the time your syrup reaches 240. I was wondering if you sifted the sugar first? I would just add as much powdered sugar as you need so that it tastes how you like. Dec 26-31 Blowout SALE: Up to 50% OFF Sitewide. For the decorating, I wanted to try something new (to me) and a rosette cake. I’m not sure the exact amount but this recipe makes about 5 cups. So happy to head that. So happy you loved it. Converting pan sizes is always tricky. But also, American buttercream is so easy to customize. So happy to hear that Jacquie! Reducing the sugar too much could cause issues with the structure of the meringue. What size cake rounds do you plan to use? Hi Karen! I’m looking for something that doesn’t crust. One thing I might suggest is to use a butter with high fat content! This cake was unbelievable, the buttercream so smooth and delicious. Or wouldn’t it work? Be sure to cover them in some way if leaving them out. When the syrup reaches 240°F, immediately remove the pan from the heat and, with the mixer running, pour the syrup into the egg whites in a very thin stream. Bring to room temperature and rewhip before using. All the best! Hi Olivia! My question is if I use 3 cups of powdered sugar only do you think it will still be good in terms of taste and piping? Jist a question from a novice. This recipe is so simple and tastes so good. Love your vanilla cake recipe btw. Thank you. Thank you for sharing, it will be a staple in my recipe box! LOVE your recipes!! Keep whipping! This truly is a perfect buttercream. If just a day or two it should be fine at room temperature. I had high hopes but this was seriously gritty and time consuming to make. I’ve never measured it, but it makes enough to fully frost an 8″ two-layer cake. I would leave the vanilla in there but you might need to reduce the cream if you do end up using lemon extract. Would this buttercream be sturdy enough underneath to keep its shape or would I need a firmer buttercream recipe? Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. There are three types of buttercream you can use to decorate a cake or cupcakes. It was the best of both worlds. I’m looking to frost two layers and have been looking for a buttercream frosting that will be firm under fondant. Great recipe. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Hi! Holy cow. I made the “Ultimate Chocolate Cake” from Buzzfeed, added layers of raspberry preserve and frosted it using this vanilla buttercream recipe. Hi Kristin! You could, but it would affect the flavour of the buttercream. But, how much buttercream should I make – I will fill, crumb coat and then coat with it? I would at least double the recipe, that may be enough. I find Swerve and monkfruit don’t have an aftertaste like other sweeteners. I’m interested in using this recipe to make icing for a 2-tiered cake. Thank you! It’s mostly used to thin the buttercream to a better consistency. Carol J, Hi Carol! I used one full batch to cover this two layer 8″ cake, but a lot of that frosting went into the rosettes. Hi! May I know in your opinion which taste better? Hi Sunanda! How long will this frosting hold in the fridge or freezer? This buttercream should work fine. Happy Birthday! Here’s a site I use as a guideline: You’ll either need to increase the recipe or reduce the baking time (the layers will be a bit thin though). Thanks! We had a ton of leftovers, which we happily took back to our condo and devoured over the next few days. Will surely try out your other recipes. Not ideal, but may be the best way. Hi Doris! It’s my daughters 1st bday tomorrow. It was the only thing available at the supermarket. Thanks. Thank you in advance. Can I flavor this with the cookie butter? hi i love this but can i use normal sugar powdered as icing sugar and i dont know if both of them or same… thank you, Hi Riya! I happened upon your site and….I’m hooked!! He should probably get some kind of award, right?! Will that be too much? Hi there, how many grams is 2 cups of butter? Or maybe a strawberry extract. Hi Jacquie! French buttercream , which uses egg yolks for a custard-like frosting, and German buttercream are also delicious options I would urge you to try out. Increase speed to med and beat for 3 minutes. Georgina says. I’m not sure if that was helpful at all, but let me know what you decide! The ermine frosting is definitely less sweet, but it is softer and not as easy to work with as an American buttercream. Now I just need the proper tools to make the cake perfect! So glad you liked this one though . Hi Brittany! Hi Brianna! Powered by Shopify. This recipe sounds fantastic, I love buttercream icing. Happy Belated birthday to you! The BEST vanilla frosting I’d ever had was on my wedding cake, a cake we commissioned from Gannon’s, the restaurant we had our reception at. This is harder and harder for me to do these days. And the flavor is delicious! The most important thing is that the mixture completely cools down, and when you touch the side of your bowl, you feel no heat. And can I add food coloring to this icing for piping or do you recommend some other type of icing . So glad you liked it , Could I use sour cream in place of heavy cream? So happy to hear you liked this one. Hi Amanda! Hi Wendy! Using the whip attachment made a big difference and it was the perfect amount for this cake. I would never do this. This icing is amazing. I have been making cakes for awhile now and this has by far been the best yet. I say you’d be fine for 4-5 hours. Hi Amy! If you’d like to try a meringue buttercream check out my, To help ensure your cake layers bake up nice and flat, see my. Wow- this is so gorgeously decorated! Thank you Saved my earlier frosting disaster as I had enough to make this recipe. I added chopped Oreo crumbs, and a little bit of espresso in to make it cookies and cream. It is been long I am looking for a perfect buttercream recipe. STEP 3 Beat in … I have never made Swiss meringue buttercream (and OH doesn’t like it!). You could give it a try though, or use cocoa powder instead to avoid consistency issues. Hi Ola! Hi! I think with any buttercream it’s a risk leaving it out for too long, but this one is pretty sturdy. Add it before you add the cream as it can change the consistency. Hi Erin! Can u explain what it really is pls? Hi Liset! Hi Lydia! What a nice day to be born on . I’ve never made a wedding cake before and I want this one to be perfect. I’m new to this website and absolutely love it! I used 8″ rounds and the cake was about 4-5″ tall. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and ½ cup water. Is it possible to use coconut cream in this? Try Veena Amanov’s American butter cream. For sure, it will work great. So happy to hear that you liked it , Hey there! Is this a good icing to use under fondant for a wedding cake? We’ll see! Did you add too much cream? Hi Piume! Hi Mahvish! One question… can it be frozen? How much coca powder would you use to get the chocolate buttercream? Yes, adding color at the end would work great. , Yay! What tips would you suggest? #3 Learn how to angle and manipulate basic frosting tools effectively.. My buttercream frosting recipes & techniques Thank you! . If you put too much, the frosting will be too soft and harder to pipe. Thank you for this recipe. It will be quite a sweet frosting though! Could I use clear vanilla extract to have the buttercream come out more white? That’s how I learned! Thanks for a nice recipe. While the sugar syrup is heating, put the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. I whip my butter for at least 5 minutes or until it comes out super white and then follow the recipe for adding your powdered sugar, extracts and cream. It piped beautifully and was study enough that I didn’t need a dam in between the layers when stacking. Hello! If you prefer less frosting, you can cut the recipe … Thanks so much for this recipe!! It freezes really well! Hi Rita! I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. Could I make this butter cream without cream and use milk instead? I am making a rainbow cake, but really disliked the super sweetness of the buttercream frosting in that recipe when I tested it out, so was thinking I could make this one instead . I printed out this buttercream recipe because when I was young(er, my aunt always made one that I loved. It was so creamy and not too sweet. All Rights Reserved. This one is so tricky – I struggle with it too! Hi Liv. I love this frosting!! Hi Mia! I’d say 1 week in the fridge, but up to 3 months in the freezer if stored properly. Hi Claudia! Thanks so much for continuing to post and make my homemade cakes a step above. Hi there! . I don’t like super sweet frostings either, and if you’re feeling up for it you can give this one a try instead! If you feel like your buttercream is still too cold, you can place it in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, wrap a hot towel around the bowl, and whip at high speed until it reaches room temperature. I actually haven’t heard that but I would definitely try it if it’s smoother. Whip the meringue at high speed until thick and glossy and the bowl is no longer warm on the outside, about 8-12 minutes. Sorry for the delayed reply — yes, this recipe works well with the paper towel technique! I hope that helps! I bought my 1M tip today! It was so easy to make. Powdered sugar and icing sugar are the same thing , Hi Olivia, I’m going to give this recipe a go tomorrow! These days I know I can (and have) made better, so I can’t bring myself to buy them. Can i use or tweek the same recipe? It’s a fave , Hi Olivia ,,, thanks so much for sharing this recipe,,, i was asking if you have a cream recipe for cake and cupcake frosting like a cake shops that does not solidified in the fridge ,,, when i put it in the fridge its still soft from out side ,,, i love you and your recipes and i like to learn more from you ,,, i love sweet and cake making ,,, thanks so much, Hi! I would start with 2 tsps and see if you can taste it. Can I use buttermilk instead of heavy cream? Hi Linda! It has a very subtle sweetness. For the rosettes, it’s best to practice a few on some parchment first. I was wondering how much buttercream should I use to make a 4 layer cake of 9″. I just love your website. Only add enough to get it to the consistency you want. Hi Gina! I’ve had to adjust the serving size at times due to not having enough confectioners sugar and the tool above makes it so easy. Hi Addison! Perfect for all of your low-sugar cake, cupcake, and cookie recipes, this Keto chocolate buttercream … That will be totally fine!! Do you think one batch of frosting will be sufficient? I’ve never used it on cupcakes, but my guess would be 20-24 depending on how much you used on each. in her new Holiday Baking Basics program. As long as your place is cool, you can leave them out for a bit. Please let me know what size tip you used. Hi Mabel! !Hiw do I store this if I make it ahead of time? I just made this today for a tube cake. I wouldn’t have thought to offset each row of roses to fill in the gaps. There are so many great ideas here in your website that I think I will run out of space on Pinterest! You can run it on low for a couple mins at the end to knock out some of the bubbles. I found my icing consistency comes out way better! Wow! Using a large spatula (can be offset) start at the bottom and turn the cake on the rotating cake stand. Hey, Thanks so much for your reply,,, i would like to make a cream for cake and cupcake frosting like in cake shops,, can you help me? Hi Olivia. I always struggle with that and will be making this one tomorrow for the first time! I have another question. Half the recipe should be more than enough for 12 cupcakes! It would totally work, either with cookie crumbs or actual cookie butter. So what can i use ? Try it with zest first (1 Tbps) and then add the extract if you feel it needs it? One frequently asked question is do you need a stand mixer and candy thermometer and the answer is YES! Would adding lemon extract and lemon zest work well. I made this frosting recipe with the vanilla cake recipe on this site this weekend! Thanks for the awesome feedback! When you say it is enough for a 3-layer 6″ cake, does that include using some as filling?! This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks again for your generosity in sharing. Hi Alana! The buttercream recipe from your chocolate mocha cake I made for Christmas, would that recipe work to pipe it into rosettes as well? I have 9in round cake pans will this recipe work? You may need to rewhip it before use . Best Buttercream Recipe for Piping Sugar flowers. X. Hi Becky! I’m planning to make a round 10″ 2 layered cake. I am a fan of that simple american buttercreams because they are a so fast & easy to make, even my 15 years old daughter can make it I also love to put fruit puree in it for a fresh taste. The nutritional information and metric conversions are calculated automatically. Hello. Nice to read all positive comments. Thank you! Keep up the great work! Sounds awesome. How amazing are the flat layers, right?? This will freeze really well, you’ll just need to rewhip it after you thaw it out . Yes, you can add coloring no problem! The only frosting that wouldn’t become firm in the fridge AND hold up in hot weather is one made with shortening instead of butter — but those ones don’t taste as good . I would recommend chilling the frosted cake first to firm it up first though. Hi Rexine! This easy buttercream frosting recipe is what I’ve used for many years for piping on cupcakes, in sponge cake, filling birthday cakes, for crumb coating and covering before putting fondant on a cake … Just note that it is butter based, so if the wedding is outdoors or anywhere HOT that could pose and issue. I decorate cakes for a part-time business. do you measure the powdered sugar before you sift or after you sift? Hi Olivia, It will have en edible sugar sheet on top. I was cruising through Tastespotting looking for my own recently approved submission and saw this cake and it stopped me in my tracks., WOWZA! I wouldn’t leave the finished cakes out longer than 12 hours or so — not so much for taste, but for appearance. You can reduce it by a bit, but it will be more buttery then. Do not lose hope! Otherwise that this recipe has to be by far the best I’ve ever done or tasted. If you use milk you should use less of it. Yep, it will freeze no problem. It was so easy and no heavy mouth feel that American buttercream leaves you with. Thank you so much! ), Swiss Meringue buttercream which is much thicker, creamier frosting and Italian Meringue buttercream which is a much more complex buttercream to make using eggs and heated sugar. I am planning a baby shower and fell in love with this recipe. . Hi Hana! A pinch of salt can help cut the sweetness too! Different Buttercream Flavors from One Buttercream Recipe. So I thought I’d just add a little more colouring as I finish with the lighter colour? Also, can I make ahead a few days and keep in the fridge? Finish your cake with a smooth coat of buttercream. A creamy and delicious frosting to top all your low-sugar recipes! Just control the amount of cream you put in. Just use as much as you need for the consistency you want. Which one is smoother? Were you able to frost the cake and do all of the rosettes with one batch of buttercream? And also, I’ll be flavoring the buttercream with key lime – how much juice of the key lime do I need to add? Hi Rosie! Thank you! Hubby’s aunt and uncle 45th anniversary cake. I think that would work, but don’t use any whipping cream. Hi M! Yes, lol Baker’s go through a lot of butter ! Add more cream as needed until desired consistency is reached (I added all 4 Tbsp). Hi Joanne, I think the whipped cream makes it more fluffy and creamy. I recommend gel colors vs liquid as liquid can mess with the consistency of the buttercream. Hi Jakki! Then slowly whisk in the flour, making sure not to over … Hello! So smooth and easy to spread on the layers. I tend to refrigerate all my cakes though, regardless, and take them out 2-3 hours before serving. Thanks for the recipe! I cut the ingredients in half and it was the perfect amount. Thank you so much! How much sugar is ok to reduce? With your chilled, crumb coated cake on the turntable, use your angled spatula to add a few scoops of buttercream to the top of the cake. Thank you! I am so happy you loved it. This buttercream … Fill a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe onto cupcakes or smear in the middle and over the top … They are very concentrated and less likely to affect the texture of the frosting :). All of our guests to my sons birthday loved it. When the syrup reaches 230 F on the candy thermometer, begin to whip the egg whites on medium-high speed. Keep whipping! Yay! It’s just to thin out the buttercream to a good consistency. When you stack the cakes, do you put any kind of supports in the bottom cake? Hi, I was wondering, with the inclusion on cream, how the frosting would fare out of the fridge and for how long? If I make the cake the day before, will it need to be refrigerated or wil it keep at room temperature? Your email address will not be published. After all the butter has been added, continue to whip the buttercream until it’s thick and smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Gel is preferred. I use this same buttercream to fill the cake. Thank you. Adds a delicious hit of flavour. It might be similar though if you reduce the sugar in this one. Well… it turned into a chocolate cake! First, I’m also not a fan of gritty buttercream and I learned a valuable lesson when I had to make two separate batches of ABC due to the size of my stand mixer bowl. I’ve never ventured beyond a stabilized buttercream and I’m so glad I tried this! Hi Liberty! To keep the amount of liquid fairly even. If i bake the cake the night before…say between 9 and 10pm and have the party say around 3pm the next day, will it be ok? Thanks Maya!! I plane on doing a four tier cake so I was curious if there was something else used for the outside of the cake. This looks great! A well chilled SMBC cake is sturdier than an ABC cake, but ABC is better in warmer temps. Check this post for my chocolate version of this recipe:, Im going to make your pretty buttercream rosette cake. I’m so happy you liked it! I would store in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze. or just open container take the 2-4 tbsp and mix? It’s always better to have too much frosting than too little . I’ve made it twice now with super success, perfect for piping, so tasty (for those of us with a sweet tooth!). This post may contain affiliate links to … Just wanted to share. and if I take them out of the fridge – how long before the icing is ruined? Yo's Famous Italian Meringue Buttercream! Thank you so much for sharing and I’ll be check my emails for more amazing emails from you! Yes, it is supposed to cover the whole cake and between the layers. I hope that helps! Or is there a certain time your suppose to put the flavoring (like puréed fruit flavoring) in the mixture? Let me know how you like it . Hi Nancy! Add only as much cream as needed to reach the consistency that you want and whip some more until completely smooth. Hi Patrick! And do I have to double the ingredients if I’m going to be working on a two 9″ layered cake? You will likely need to add more cream to thin the consistency out. That’s how I store my cakes slices too. Thank you. Perfect! If you’re looking for an easy and delicious vanilla buttercream recipe, this one is for you! If you've been watching How To Cake It then you know that this is my ultimate, go to recipe for stacking, filling, crumb coating, and icing all of my cakes. Can this be adapted with the caramel sauce? 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