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Vanilla buttercream


  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 500 g icing sugar sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Cream the butter on its own for a few minutes. Add in the sifted icing sugar and mix well.

  2. Finally, add in the vanilla extract and mix at a high speed until nice and creamy.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure to not add any other liquid to the buttercream, as it needs to remain firm.
  • If the buttercream is too firm, microwave it for a few seconds.
  • You can also make the buttercream in advance. Simply pop in a tupperware box, press down on the buttercream with a layer of clingfilm to prevent crusting, and keep in the fridge with a lid on. This will keep until the Best Before date on your butter.