Swiss Meringue Buttercream Icing Recipe

Buttercream frosting recipe video tutorial with step by step instructions.

This delicious Swiss buttercream icing recipe is gorgeous and yummy and so easy to make, you'll wonder why you don't eat Swiss buttercream everyday. Psst! Too much of a good thing is a little naughty, that's why.

And some buttercream frosting recipes and instructions can be dull or torturous, but if you really want to make your own wedding cake, and share those naughty calories, these easy step by step instructions provided in the video tutorial below will make it very very easy.

Buttercream frosting can vary in consistancy and texture. It can be silky, creamy or even fluffy. This is due to the varying quantities and ratios of ingredients used in the buttercream frosting recipe. These recipes vary in the type of sugar (coarse, fine or syrup), amount of butter and whether the egg whites are warmed or not.

This Swiss Meringue buttercream icing recipe is made with the egg whites and sugar warmed together over a bain marie, dissolving the sugar. Swiss Meringue buttercream has a divine silky texture that leaves you begging for more.

Video Tutorial: How to Make Buttercream Icing

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A delicious Swiss Meringue Buttercream Icing Recipe.

4 oz (1/2 cup) egg whites
8 oz ( 1 cup) granulated sugar
12 oz (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
Pinch of salt

1. Combine the egg whites, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl and place over simmering water.

2. Continuously beating with a whisk, heat until egg whites are hot and all the sugar is dissolved (~140 degrees). If the sugar is not completely melted, your final product will be grainy, so make sure!

3. Remove from the heat and place on the mixer. Whisk on medium speed until meringue is stiff, and the mixing bowl is cool to the touch. The meringue will be white with a bright sheen, and very sticky!

4. Switch to the paddle attachment, and on medium speed add the butter a few cubes at a time. Please note, if the meringue is not completely cool, the butter will melt instead of combining evenly.

5. Continue beating until all the butter is incorporated. At one point it may appear as if the mixture has “broken”, looking watery and separated like curdled milk. Continue mixing…it will all come together, I promise!

6. Increase speed to high, and beat until smooth.

7. Add flavorings of your choice and tint with coloring paste.

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