Sweet, fluffy and delicious, but don’t be fooled – this icing is anything but basic! Basic buttercream’s firm consistency makes it perfect for all types of decorating projects including stabilising multiple layers and all kinds of fancy piping effects. One thing to note: you may need to add extra colour to compensate for the yellow of the butter.

Prep:
15 min

Ingredients

  1. 250g unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3 cups (450g) icing sugar, sifted
  3. Queen Strawb’ry & Cream Flavour for Icing
  4. Queen Red Food Colour Gel

Method

  1. Step 1

    Place butter in bowl of a stand mixing and beat on medium-high speed for 6-8 minutes until pale and fluffy.

  2. Step 2

    With mixer off, sift in icing sugar and Strawb’ry & Cream, folding to combine. Return to mixer and beat until combined, approximately 2-3 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Add Food Colour Gel and mix until desired shade is reached.

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