Basic buttercream icing
About the bake
Buttercream icing is the ideal way to turn a simple cake into something a little bit special, and this recipe takes just 5 minutes to make! Deliciously smooth and creamy, this buttercream icing is perfect for fairy cakes, cupcakes and Victoria sponges and this recipe will create enough buttercream to cover an 8" circular cake. Once you've mastered how to make buttercream, why not try salted chocolate buttercream or coffee buttercream?