How to Make Butter Icing (Buttercream icing)

Butter icing (buttercream icing) serves as a yummy topping for Cakes, biscuits and a lot more. It is also used as a coating for cakes before covering with fondant.
Butter icing (buttercream icing) is easy to prepare and does not require a lot of ingredients.

You’ll need:

– 200 grams Butter (softened at room temperature, don’t melt in microwave
– 400 grams Icing Sugar (sifted)
4 tablespoonful Milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract(optional)
(if using powdered milk, dissolve1 tablespoonful of milk in 4 tablespoonful

Preparation:

1. Place the soft butter in a wide bowl and beat until it is white, light and fluffy.

2. Then, gradually add the icing sugar and continue beating until the mixture is  fluffy again.

3. Finally, add the milk and vanilla (if you’re using any) and beat until well
combined and smooth.

Now you have a yummy Butter icing (buttercream icing) for your  cake frosting , icing and decorations.

Cake lightly coated with Butter Icing (Buttercream icing)

 

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35 Comments

  1. Johnmajoe
    April 5, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Can i used egg white,icing sugar,glycerine,vanilla essence and colourings to ice my cake

  2. Anonymous
    April 2, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Nky thanks for the steps u hv been showing. please I want steps on how apply butter icing on my cake

  3. Anonymous
    September 1, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Thanks a lot, i try to gt my butter icing white but it doesn't get white,what do i do pls?

  4. annie candy
    July 5, 2017 / 5:25 am

    Enter your comment…Thanks so much ma……please I want to know if I can add color to my butter icing and use it in pumping for my cake decoration

  5. Anonymous
    June 27, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Tanx for d recipe

  6. odinaka ajah
    April 27, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Enter your comment…can i heat the buttercream before using it to decorant my cake.

  7. odinaka ajah
    April 27, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Enter your comment…should i heat the buttercream after mixture before decorating.

  8. Uyai
    March 29, 2017 / 12:10 am

    Please Nky I want to make buttercream icing for my friend what type of butter and icing sugar should I use? And she demand for blue and white as her colour. I also have dry milk flavour how do I make use of the milk and and combine her two colours for her, plz hlp me tnx.

  9. Precious
    January 19, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Hi Nky great job you're doing! Please my question is just a tiny one: what brand of butter do you recommend for butter icing that can withstand Nigerian heat? I noticed imported brands like oldenburger, elle and vire always melt I about 30 minutes. And getting crisco is almost impossible and even at when I once found it, th price scared me away. I hope you get to see my message. Thanks a lot.

  10. Anonymous
    October 24, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Enter your comment…Thank you very much, ma. You are too good

  11. Anonymous
    October 24, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Enter your comment…Thank you very much, ma. You are too good

  12. Abiola Temitayo
    August 15, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Enter your comment…why is it that while am baking, the whole side will be done and the middle is not yet done?

  13. Jane Okereke
    June 6, 2016 / 11:15 am

    can apricot jam serve the purpose of butter cream

  14. Jessica
    December 19, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    When will you launch an application or a TV channel…. You are good

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 29, 2015 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks Jessica,the app is in progress .

  15. Anonymous
    December 5, 2015 / 8:32 am

    Can butter icing dry and strong?

  16. Anonymous
    May 29, 2015 / 8:01 am

    Can't I use butter and sugar for the butter icing. Must it be icing sugar

  17. Anonymous
    May 19, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Pls can i use the butter icing to decorate the cake like royal icing ma

  18. Anonymous
    May 1, 2015 / 6:31 am

    Thanks a lot for all ur good works God bless pls ma.How can I make butter icing with chocolate colour can I make use of cocoa powder or what and how do I make royal icing

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 22, 2015 / 1:06 pm

      Recipe coming soon 🙂

    • Lilian Smart
      October 14, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      God bless you namesake.

  19. Anonymous
    May 1, 2015 / 6:18 am

    Pls how do I make royal icing

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 22, 2015 / 1:07 pm

      Steps coming soon 🙂

  20. Anonymous
    April 29, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    How can I make a butter icing but with chocolate colour. And also need tip about how to make royal icing

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 22, 2015 / 1:07 pm

      Recipe coming soon 🙂

  21. Anonymous
    April 29, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Pls I need your help with how to make royal icing I wanna use it 4 my cake. Thanks alot

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 22, 2015 / 1:05 pm

      Recipe coming soon 🙂

  22. Anonymous
    March 24, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    please can these survive the nigerian heat

  23. Anonymous
    November 15, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    Pls how do I make it strong for decorations its too light and is not staying on my cake. Pls advice

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 17, 2014 / 9:52 am

      Add a little icing sugar to make the mixture thicker.

    • Anonymous
      January 1, 2015 / 4:09 pm

      My skul made butter cream icing nd it was yellow on d cake hw come it white

    • billy sule
      April 2, 2015 / 7:46 am

      It's because of the milk

    • Anonymous
      June 6, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      u can use food colour

  24. Anonymous
    July 16, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Is milk necessary? Or what is the function of the milk? I have always do it without milk

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 16, 2014 / 2:22 pm

      Milk only makes the consistency lighter

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