Buttercream frosting is relatively easy to make and is such a versatile way to enjoy the cake. Many people buy frosting in the store in paper containers, but there is no need to spend the money. Frosting can be made with simple ingredients, such as butter or margarine, powdered sugar, a dash of salt and a few tablespoons of water.
If you mix the powdered sugar in gradually, the frosting will be smooth and completely blended. For a creamier texture blend in milk or cream instead of water. Once you have the buttercream frosting as a base, you can create a variety of flavors.
This can be as simple as adding a bit of jam, liqueur, nut butter, powders or extracts. Experiment with different recipes and make frostings with virtually any kind of flavors. Try a few of these recipes and you will be amazed at how simple it is to create a brand
1. Coconut Flavor
Coconut is a popular flavor for weddings and fancy occasions or anytime you need a delicate taste blend with a white, yellow or pink cake. The best way of flavoring plain buttercream frosting is to stir in a tablespoon of coconut cream for every half a cup of icing. Add more or less coconut cream based on how intense or mild a flavor you are looking for.
If you like an extra touch of coconut, after frosting the cake, sprinkle some toasted coconut on the top of the cake. It is a good idea to use the highest quality coconut cream you can find rather than artificial flavoring. You can find coconut cream or oil at a health food store. It is relatively easy to find coconut products because there is a trend toward coconut in many high-profile diets. You can even use coconut water straight from the coconut itself.