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Dream Buttercream

So you may be asking why I call this recipe Dream Buttercream? I have soooo many reasons but so not to bore you let me share a few. First off, this Buttercream landed me on FOOD NETWORK! Not even sure how that happened considering I was only baking a year full time and am completely self taught. As in never had a cooking or baking lesson in my life.


Next, it has allowed the Artist in me to create beautiful edible Art to share with friends, family, clients and my Social Media loviesss. The small burst of Joy it brings them gives me a giant burst of JOY every time. What can I say, I'm such a mush! I have met so many interesting people baking these last two years. Many are asking for lessons so I am working on getting them to you soon. I am also filming recipes to make it easy for you to follow and bake at home. Subscribe on Youtube so you don't miss anything:

Dream Buttercream has only five ingredients and several of which I bet you have at home. It will take you about 10 minutes to make and can be stored in an airtight container in your fridge for up to a week and in your freezer up to 3 months. It is so helpful to make ahead if you are baking for a large party or event or if you just need a Buttercream fix.


INGREDIENTS


4 sticks salted butter softened to room temperature

7 cups confectioners sugar (standard 2 lb bag)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 cup half & half


* Note this recipe yields enough to fill & frost 2 dozen cupcakes. Easily cut the recipe in half for 1 dozen

DRECTIONS

In large bowl add 4 sticks of softened, room temperature butter

Mix about 30 seconds on high using a hand mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment

Add Vanilla Extract mix 30 seconds

Add Almond Extract mix 30 seconds

Mix an additional 2 minutes on high speed or until your butter becomes light & fluffy

Add Confectioners sugar a third at a time mixing well in between additions

Scrape the sides of your bowl to be sure all ingredients are incorporated well

Add Half & Half one half at a time and mix well until smooth, creamy & DREAMY

This is my tried and true Buttercream recipe and the only one I use when piping the very detailed flowers you see on most of my Cakes and Cupcakes. It's looks as gorgeous in white as it does when you mix it with your food coloring of choice. Most important is to taste test often to get a feel for the consistency you like. The temperature in your kitchen will vary so if it is hot in your kitchen your Buttercream will most likely end up softer. You can pop it in the fridge to firm it up for about 5 minutes if the consistency seems a bit soft for piping. I also pop my piping bag in the fridge for 3-5 minutes if my hands heat up the Buttercream while piping. Not only is Dream Buttercream simple to make the flavor is irresistible. I have gotten many thousands of compliments on this recipe and so will you. Don't forget to add some love and as always Happy Baking XOXO


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