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How To Make Your Own Cake Frosting

How To Make Your Own Cake Frosting

The finishing touch to any homemade cakes or cupcakes should always be swirls of creamy butter frosting! In this step by step guide Rob Goves, chef at Squires Kitchen, shows you how to make your own buttercream, and how to pipe it onto cupcakes.


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  • 140 g butter, at room temperature
  • 280 g icing sugar
  • 2 milk

Step 1: Add the Butter and Icing Sugar

Place the softened butter into the bowl of an electric mixer, then sift in the icing sugar and add a few spoonfuls of milk. Bring all the ingredients together with a spatula, then attach the bowl to the electric mixer.

Step 2: Mix the Frosting

Start mixing on a low speed until all the sugar has mixed with the butter, then turn the speed up and beat it until it is light and fluffy.

Step 3: Pipe the Icing

Cut the end off a disposable piping bag and put a nozzle into it. Turn the bag inside out and push some icing into the bottom. Squeeze the icing to the end of the bag, then pipe it onto your cupcakes, swirling from the outside in.