This is a delicious tried and true recipe and requires no cooking as it uses pasteurized egg whites. It’s very easy to make and one of my most popular. It’s spreads well and colours nicely, it pipes nicely for borders or lettering but its tricky for flower work. American buttercream works best, see recipe. Warning: it’s a diet killer with 3 cups or more of butter! Calories = lots, but icing isn’t something you can make healthy, it’s icing, live a little, enjoy!
What you need: Makes 8 cups of icing
I recommend using a stand mixture if you can, this icing gets thick and creamy!
Tip: If you are using one colour to decorate you can add your food colouring now. I recommend gel colour as it’s concentrated and gives a lot of punch for a small amount without messing with your icing consistency.