Make and pipe Buttercream icing

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Make and pipe Buttercream icing

Ingredients

140g/5oz soft butter

280g/10oz icing sugar

1 tbsp milk

Few drops food colouring

Preparation method

Beat the butter in a large bowl. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy.

Stir in the food colouring.

Perfect piping

You will need a large star piping nozzle and a large piping bag.

Once you’ve made your buttercream fill the piping bag and twist the end to seal. Hold the bag above the centre of the cupcake and applying a steady pressure, pipe in a swirl.

Continue the swirl working outwards toward the edge of the cupcake.

When you’ve covered the entire cupcake, release the pressure and flick the nozzle away to break from the swirl. This should create a smooth finish.

Products used

Natural Elements Large Ceramic Bowl

Master Class Stainless Steel 20.5cm Fine Mesh Sieve

Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel Eleven Wire 30cm Balloon Whisk

Sweetly Does It Icing Bag 38cm

Sweetly Does It Large Closed Star Icing Nozzle