Last Updated on 2020-02-09 by Linda
For Kent’s birthday I decided to go with Cupcakes instead of a cake, something that would be perfect for a serve yourself dessert buffet. (plus a chance to use my cup cake stand).
Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting
I decided to “Adult” for Kent’s Birthday this year. OK totally kidding but I did opt to adult the frosting. Adding a splash of Bailey’s adds a creaminess and a lovely flavour. In today’s world with the multitude of Bailey’s flavours available, the possibilities are endless. The non-alcoholic version is also possible with the line of Bailey’s flavoured Coffee Creamers.
Frosting vs Icing which is it
Frosting vs icing, that begs the question which is it? I find I use them interchangeably but is that correct. When I did a bit of research I discovered there is a technical difference. Icing is generally used to glaze pastries or cakes, and tastes more sugary than frosting. The Williams-Sonoma cookbook Cake states that “icing is generally thinner and glossier,” while its counterpart frosting is “a thick, fluffy mixture, used to coat the outside of a cake. Guess that sums it up, this is FROSTING. and Now I have to go edit every recipe that I have created that has used icing OOPS.
How to Make Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting
Rainbow ButterCream Frosting
- and you must whip the butter for fifteen minutes,
- add in icing sugra
- add cream
- whip till light and fluffy
- split into small bowls and add a few drops of colouring
- Add a few spoonfuls of one colour of icing to your tube, then add a second colour and maybe even a third. The frosting will come out in a kaleidoscope of colour for you adding texture and originality