How to make buttercream icing

Whip up your best-ever batch of buttercream icing using this step-by-step guide. With an irresistibly creamy texture, it's a great addition to your standard bakes.

STEP 1

Start by beating room temperature butter with an electric mixer until as white as possible, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go.

STEP 2

Add the icing sugar mixture a little at a time and keep on beating. Once all the icing sugar is incorporated into the butter, you’ll have a nice smooth icing.

STEP 3

Beat in a little milk to make the icing nice and spreadable.

STEP 4

Now you’re ready to spread the buttercream over a homemade or store-bought cake. Spread the buttercream over the tops and sides of the cake. 

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