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Buttercream Frostings

Skip the store-bought frosting and instead whip up a simple buttercream frosting for your next cake. You probably have everything you need to make buttercream frosting, consisting of basic ingredients like butter and confectioners’ sugar, on hand. Buttercream frosting is even a great option for cupcakes.

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A favorite flower of the Victorians, the sweet pea was thought to represent delicate pleasures. Exquisite buttercream renditions of the flower grace this layer cake. A beaded icing "frame" gives them the look of treasured pressed blooms.

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Good for beginners, the piped buttercream daisy decoration on this cake requires only two pastry tips and no complicated curves. Scoring the cake first gives it graphic appeal and makes it easy to space the flowers evenly.