06 September 2018
Vanilla buttercream is an absolutely staple for cake maker. In this free tutorial, learn how to make a basic but highly reliable American Buttercream (otherwise known as ABC).
You will need 4 ingredients:
To make this simple buttercream, you:
Ever had buttercream that is just full of tiny bubbles? That usually comes from mixing it too fast. As you will see from my tutorial, I mix it really slowly and that gives you a really smooth buttercream.
There is no such thing as white butter (that is Trex/Crisco). So your buttercream is likely to have a yellowish tinge. You can reduce this by:
Amercian Buttercream is one of the easiest to make. However, some people find it just too sugary.
If that is you, you may like to try some of the other recipes which can all be found inside the Pretty Witty Academy. These include SMBC (Swiss Merignue Buttercream) and IMBC (Italian Meringue Buttercream) both of which are more buttery and less sugary.
Buttercream has a very high sugar density so a coloured buttercream will be find for a couple of days outside a fridge. Inside the fridge it will last a good week or more (depending on whether you add milk to the recipe).
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