Recipe Inspiration

Butter Icing (Buttercream) Sufficient to sandwich 15-18 cm (6-7 inch) cake  

50 g (2oz) butter or margarine
100 g (4 oz) sieved icing sugar
flavouring and colouring as required
 

1 Cream fat, gradually add icing sugar and cream together.
2 Add flavouring and colouring. Double this quantity to sandwich and coat a 15-18 cm (6-7 inch) cake. Suggested flavourings:
1 Few drops vanilla essence.
2 Few drops almond essence.
3 Finely grated rind orange/lemon and 1 x 5 ml spoon (1 tsp.) orange/lemon juice.
4 2 x 5 ml spoon (2 tsp.) coffee essence.
5 25 g (1 oz) melted chocolate.
6 2 x 5 ml spoon (2 tsp.) cocoa and 1 x 2.5 ml spoon (½ tsp.) vanilla essence.
7 Chopped walnuts.