Butter Cream Frosting, also known as butter cream or butter icing or mock cream, is a creamy butter icing used as a coating or for filling or decorating a cake. Buttercream frosting is loved as a topping for Victoria Sponge and on cupcakes.
Ingredients and Method of Preparation of Buttercream Frosting
Butter cream frosting is made from butter and confectionerâ€™s sugar. Both are creamed together to form smooth creamy consistency. A large variety of interesting buttercream frosting recipes are made using cocoa powder, vanilla flavoring, coffee flavoring, almond, peppermint flavoring, or a variety of fruit juices. Different food colorings are also added for decorative purposes. Sometimes fat is used in place of butter.
Varieties Of Buttercream Frosting
â€¢ Simple butter cream frosting, also known as American buttercream frosting, is a light fluffy sweet cream used for frosting
â€¢ Decoratorâ€™s buttercream frosting, also known as Rose Pate, is an extremely sweet stiff cream used for making flowers etc.
â€¢ Meringued Type Buttercream frosting â€“ Also known as Italian buttercream is used for frosting bakery cakes.
â€¢ French Buttercream frosting- this is a smooth, soft and rich buttercream and melts well
â€¢ Pastry cream buttercream frosting also known as a German buttercream
â€¢ Fondant buttercream frosting, made by creaming fondant and butter