Why buy a sugary tub of icing when you can make your own fresh buttercream in just a few minutes? This versatile buttercream mix is a starch free, low sugar meringue base ideal for making Swiss buttercream, delightful frosting or perfect meringue. Swiss Buttercream is ideal for filling French Macarons, decorating cakes and cupcakes. Making buttercream from scratch is a tedious, messy, and error prone undertaking! Not so when you use the Angel Bake Swiss Buttercream mix. Directions: 1- In a mixer, add 3 OZ hot water to the mix. Whip on high for 5 minutes to make stiff meringue. 2- Gradually add 1.5 to 2 sticks of soft unsalted butter (not included) while mixer is running. Whip 2 minutes or until buttercream is silky and smooth. 3- Optional step: add food coloring, flavoring, jams, ganache, coffee/espresso, cocoa, nuts, spices, or liqueurs of your choice to flavor your buttercream. Whip 30 seconds to incorporate. Pipe while at room temperature. Reduce butter for cake frosting. Buttercream can be refrigerated or frozen. May need to whip to reconstitute once product is back at room temperature. The Meringue made in step one can be used as pie topping or making meringue cookies. Flavored buttercream tastes great on toast, muffin, bagel, pancakes, and waffles. Nutrition facts accounts for butter added by the customer. The mix does not contain butter or milk as shipped. This product uses real egg-white to make meringue, not a concoction of fillers, thickeners, and oils to make it look like the real thing.