There are many different methods in which you can make buttercream and they all have their different pros and cons. Some are more challenging than others, but in the end buttercream is a mixture of sugar and butter.
At Sugarlips Cakes we prefer using the Italian meringue method of making buttercream mainly because of the texture and the stability. We care a lot about flavor and Italian buttercream is very flexible in its use when it comes to flavoring as it makes the least change in the consistency. Also, Italian buttercream also does not need to have a high sugar content, which we prefer in our cakes and it ices like a dream. To learn our icing techniques and to see the Italian meringue in action, you can purchase our Smoot Buttercream Tutorial here.
In this tutorial you’ll find the steps to make a great batch of Italian Meringue Buttercream. We also explain the difference between buttercreams and how to add flavor and coloring!