This is a very old, traditional recipe for buttercream, made on a simple pudding base. While flour in icing may sound a little strange, this recipe is perfect for anyone who finds buttercream far too sweet! It is soft, fluffy and the least sweet icing of all.

Prep:
15 min

Ingredients

  1. 4½ tbsp plain flour
  2. 1 cup caster sugar
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 230g unsalted butter, cubed and softened at room temperature
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. Queen Bubblegum Flavour for Icing
  7. Queen Blue Food Colour Gel

Method

  1. Step 1

    Whisk together flour and sugar in medium saucepan. Whisk in milk. Place saucepan over low heat and bring to a boil, whisking continuously, then cook for 1 minute.

  2. Step 2

    Remove from heat. Pour pudding onto a clean heatproof plate or shallow container. Cover immediately with plastic wrap, pressing wrap directly against pudding surface.

  3. Step 3

    In a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat butter until smooth, fluffy and lightened in color, about 2 minutes. Add cooled pudding one tablespoon at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add Bubblegum flavour and salt and beat until buttercream looks thick, smooth, and creamy, about 3 minutes.

  4. Step 4

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

This smooth, glossy buttercream is made with whipped egg whites for a much lighter texture than basic buttercream.

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