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Basic Buttercream Icing
Basic Buttercream Icing

Basic Buttercream Icing

15 mins

This is a wonderful recipe for light and fluffy icing that also tastes great. Pipe it onto cupcakes and it will look like a professional baker lives at your house!

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  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 150g butter, softened
  • 2 cups Chelsea Icing Sugar (300g)
  • 1-2 Tbsp hot water
  • ½ - 1 tsp of vanilla essence (or flavour of your choice, optional)
  • food colouring (optional)

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Beat the butter until smooth, pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the Chelsea Icing Sugar, half a cup at a time.

Add the vanilla essence (or other flavoured essence and/or colouring of your choice), with enough of the hot water to make a creamy mixture, beating between each addition until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes or spread over a cooled cake.
Note: When adding food colouring, add it a drop at a time and mix well before adding more, otherwise you might end up with a brighter result than you desire! Colours tend to darken a little as the icing sets too.

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