Butter Cream Icing ???

Baking By cupsncake Updated 15 Jul 2011 , 2:07pm by cupsncake

cupsncake Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 3:50pm
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hey everyone,
im looking for a simple yet great butter cream icing recipe...
also my mom is saying to use homo milk, but i was thinking of using whipping cream ... im looking for a light and fluffy icing ( im icing a cake for a first birthday) im not using fondont or anything, just simple icing, also would it be better to go with a light and fluffy icing or something heavier ???
any links or recipes will be grealty appreciated
thanks in advance
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2 replies
cakestyles Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 7:38pm
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Hi,

Are you interested in a meringue based buttercream or a powdered sugar based?

Meringue based i.e. SMBC (Swiss meringue buttercream) and IMBC (Italian meringue buttercream) are both very good. They're less sweet than the powdered sugar based buttercreams.

It all depends on what your preference is.

cupsncake Posted 15 Jul 2011 , 2:07pm
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i was planning on using icing sugar, and whipping cream but im thinking that will make it to heavy, meringue icing would be great, but the cake im using said icing for is for a childs birthday so i dont think they would like that (kids that is) but maybe a meringue icing for the cup cakes im also planning on baking, how would i make a meringue icing ????? would meringue icing be good on vanilla cupcakes ???

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