Swiss Buttercream

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Today I am going to share with you my favorite buttercream recipe.  There are four main styles of buttercream: American, Swiss, Italian, and French.  American buttercream is the most common, as it is the easiest to make…the other three recipes involve heating your sugar and making a meringue base.  This Swiss buttercream recipe is very creamy and rich…it is a bit more difficult to make than an American buttercream, but it is well worth it!  Not only does it taste way better, it is also softer and easier to smooth onto your cake.  But the best part about this recipe is that it can be easily flavored: you can whip in caramel sauce, melted chocolate, flavor extracts, fresh fruit, or even espresso.   Continue reading

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