3 Ways To Flavor Buttercream Frosting That Will Make You Look Like Martha Stewart

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.

For the Chocolate Gingerbread Cake with Grand Marnier Buttercream Frosting recipe, click here.

Mocha Buttercream Frosting

This delicious buttercream recipe gets infused with coffee grinds for a rich, decadent taste.

For the Mocha Buttercream Frosting recipe, click here.

Orange Buttercream Frosting

Add a little orange juice and zest to your buttercream frosting fora zesty, tropical flavor.

For the Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting recipe, click here.

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