Basic Vanilla Buttercream
Ask any pastry chef about frostings and they'll tell you that there's nothing like a good basic vanilla buttercream. This American-style vanilla buttercream from chef Billy Reece of Billy's Bakery in NYC requires just four ingredients and comes together in just about as many minutes. Smooth, fluffy, and creamy, it's ideal for all kinds of cakes, from cupcakes to multi-layered confections.
Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
The delicious cream cheese buttercream frosting recipe is a great addition to Angie Dudley's Cupcake Pops.
Seeking a Halloween party dessert? Look no further than this moist buttermilk-chocolate cake frosted with vanilla buttercream. Revelers will rave about the decadent cake topper, which is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's infamous bird. To fashion the nest, pipe melted chocolate into a bowl of chilled vodka in overlapping rings—it will instantly harden—and then feather it with toasted cake crumbles (aka "dirt") and shiny candies.
All-Natural Tinted Buttercream
Color us impressed. We've always wanted a natural way to tint frosting any shade, and new plant-based food dyes let us go Technicolor.
Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream
The firm texture of this buttercream frosting helps to keep candy decorations in place.
Vanilla-Buttercream Frosting and Poppies
Making frosting poppies is easier than you'd think. Use our step-by-step photos as reference as you pipe the blooms with a petal tip onto a flower nail. Use these buttercream poppies to decorate Orange-Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Buttercream Poppies.