When it comes to hobbies, for me baking is at the top of the list. It relaxes me and it’s an opportunity to express my creativity and design beautiful cakes and cupcakes. But having the perfect cake is one thing, but pairing it with the perfect buttercream creates the whole package. And that’s where our Easy Perfect Buttercream recipe comes in.
What do you need for our Easy Perfect Buttercream?
Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
When it comes to making the buttercream, you can use either a hand mixer or stand mixer. You just want to make sure that you cream together the butter and icing sugar well to make it smooth and creamy.
Butter or Dairy Free Substitute
Butter of course is the main ingredient in every buttercream, but you can’t have butter use a dairy free substitute that works as a replacement for butter.
Yes, we use shortening in our buttercream! In the Caribbean the heat causes buttercream to melt very quickly, and using shortening not only gives the buttercream a nice place color, it also helps stabilize the buttercream and keep it stiffer longer.
Icing sugar is naturally gluten free, but sometimes it is made by companies that process wheat products. So when choosing your icing sugar make sure you find one that is gluten free.