Butter Cream Icing (without machine)Hi Friends,
My relation with icing is very strange. I look at the icings especially whipped cream icing on the cakes very anxiously as i always wanted to decorate my cakes. But searching for whipping cream in Delhi is not a child's play. So after so many failures (read next post) I chose easy peasy Butter-cream icing. I read the recipes so many times but never tried it as i always felt that butter will overpower and may be feel like eating butter. But i when i saw on so many blogs that this is a fool proof icing then i tried my hands on it. It came out so good. I am not having any blander or whipper so used hands to make it. I gave 30 seconds to 1 min break in between as hands started paining like anything. But finally i made the icing. Consistency is very important in this. Few drops of water/milk can make it stiff to loose. So be careful. For exact white color icing use unsalted butter. I was having 2 tbsp home made butter in my hand so tried it. It was shining white color icing. I kept it overnight in the kitchen and in the morning don't know how the box was overlapped. Then again i made the icing but this time with salted butter. It was not bad at all though color was not that white. So here i am here with the recipe of Butter Cream icing with salted and unsalted butter.
Butter - 50 gm
Sugar - 100 gm
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp
Any food color- 2 drops or a pinch
warm Milk or water- 2-3 tsp
Take salted butter in a bowl
cream it with a spoon for 1 min
add 1/2 of the icing sugar and Beat it for one min
Add remaining icing sugar and beat again for 1 min
(i changed the bowl here as it was small)
again beat it till smooth and creamy
and beat it for one min
Your icing is done
You can add 1 tsp milk/warm water to make it thin
DONE DONE DONE
Icing with unsalted white butter
Icing with Unsalted Butter
Icing with Salted butter
Frosted the cake
Icing with yellow color
- Butter should be on room temperature otherwise it will take long to cream it.
- Add sugar 1/4 of the quantity at a time. It would be easy to whip it.
- Add warm water or milk to loose the consistency. It should not to be too hot or cold.
- You can add any of your favorite flavoring in it.
- You can even use puree of fruits like mango or strawberry for flavoring and coloring.
HOPE YOU WILL LIKE IT