Where Does This Simple Buttercream Recipe Come From?
This buttercream recipe is from The Whimsical Bakehouse by Kaye Hansen and Liv Hansen. It is not based on a sugar syrup, so is easier to make.
What Is So Great About This Buttercream?
In a nutshell, this is what makes this simple buttercream an excellent choice for cake frosting and decorating:
- It holds up very well even on hot days.
- It is easy to make.
- It takes color really well.
- It is neutral in flavor.
Especially if you are frosting a wedding cake for an outdoor wedding, for example, I promise you’ll feel much less stress using simple buttercream than any of the European versions.
While this recipe contains 10X sugar (powdered sugar or icing sugar), the boiling water mostly counteracts that sort of chalky-thing that can happen with this type of sugar.
This buttercream recipe makes kind of a ton, so make sure you have a stand mixer with at least a 5 quart capacity. Or, you can halve the recipe.
You can try adding chocolate, but I haven't so I'm not sure how good it would be. If you try it, let me know. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 563 Saturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 22mg Sodium: 151mg Carbohydrates: 44g Sugar: 44g
You can try adding chocolate, but I haven't so I'm not sure how good it would be. If you try it, let me know.
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