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Vanilla Buttercream

Method

  1. Beat the butter and vanilla extract until soft and pale. Gradually sift in the icing sugar, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk to give a softer consistency for piping.
  2. To colour, use a cocktail stick to add a tiny amount of food colouring.
  3. Flavour variations Chocolate - beat in 2 tbsp Country Range Cocoa Powder mixed to a paste with a little hot water or 115g melted chocolate. Lemon or orange - beat in the finely grated rind of one large lemon or orange and omit the milk. Coffee - replace the milk with 1-2 tbsp of cold dtrong black coffee or 1 tbsp coffee with chicory essence. Caramel - beat in 1-2 tbsp dulce de leche (caramel sauce).