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Basic buttercream icing

Basic buttercream icing

Use this simple buttercream icing recipe to decorate your cakes. Try adding a little food colouring for a splash of colour.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

  2. Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat in the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.

  3. Stir in the food colouring until well combined.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

No cooking required cooking time

Makes enough icing for 1 medium cake or 12 fairy cakes

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