I have been really trying hard to master the buttercream technique and it has been a failure so far. The best part, I get to practice some more and enjoy every bit of the failure...Yummy!
Here is my recipe for vanilla buttercream:
- 3 sticks of unsalted butter
- 2 tspn. Vanilla extract
- 1/4 milk
- a pinch of salt
- 1 LB & 1/2 of Powder Sugar
- 2 TBLSPN. Meringue Powder
Cream it all and I have my frosting.
I seen other receipes and it requires less than what I've done above but it doesn't create enough to cover a 2 layer 9x2 round cake. Even this isn't enough and I wind up making more.
Another issues I have with this is, It's get too soft and it isn't that I blend it long, 1-2 min tops.
Finally, How can I frost a smooth looking cake. Man, that is hard to master. I have to say this has been my challenge. Arghhhh!
I love to hear what you have to say.