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Buttercream, also referred to as butter icing or butter frosting, is used for either filling, coating or decorating cakes. The main ingredients are butter and some type of sugar.
|Alternative names||Butter Icing|
|Type||Icing or filling|
|Main ingredients||Fats (usually butter; sometimes lard or margarine), powdered sugar|
Buttercream is commonly flavored with vanilla. Other common flavors are chocolate, fruits, and other liquid extracts. Food coloring is commonly added if the buttercream is being used as decoration. Buttercream can be piped or spread in decorative patterns and shapes.