Don’t go out and buy frosting — making it at home is way easier than you think. Baking may be a science, but there are a few simple tips and tricks that will help your treats look as good as anything Martha Stewart would make.
The best part is that it only takes a few ingredients to make the base of the buttercream: 3 cups powdered sugar, 8 ounces butter, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons cream. Then, to kick up your basic frosting a notch, add in a flavor that will perfectly complement your freshly baked treat. Spoon it into a pipping bag (or a plastic sandwich bag with a corner snipped off) and you’re ready to decorate your sweets with a flavorful frosting. Here are a few recipes to get you inspired:
Grand Marnier Buttercream Frosting
If you using the buttercream for a spiced cake like gingerbread, the Grand Marnier in this buttercream frosting will complement it very well.
Mocha Buttercream Frosting
This delicious buttercream recipe gets infused with coffee grinds for a rich, decadent taste.
Orange Buttercream Frosting
Add a little orange juice and zest to your buttercream frosting fora zesty, tropical flavor.