Making Great Tasting Buttercream

Making Great Tasting Buttercream

Making Swiss Buttercream is a trying undertaking.  You have to mix egg whites on a steam bath to just the right temp.  Go over and you have cooked eggs and stay under and you run the risk of having live bacteria in your cream.   The Angel Bake Swiss buttercream mix uses pasteurized egg whites.  To make it, you simply whip the mix with 1/2 cup of hot water to make a glorious meringue.  No need to steam up the whole kitchen!  You can use the meringue as is for pie topping or making meringue cookies.  To make buttercream, just add soft unsalted butter and whip to a shiny creamy consistency.  Feel free to vary the amount of butter to your liking.   To make dairy free icing or buttercream, just use dairy free butter alternatives. 

You can add just about any sort of additive to flavor your buttercream.   Things like liquors, espresso, cocoa, nuts, jams, fruits, food coloring, and or flavoring extracts.   See below for inspiration.   For coloring  your buttercream, we recommend the Angel Bake Powdered food coloring set. 

The Angel Bake Swiss Buttercream mix doesn’t have any corn starch (so no chalky aftertaste),  preservatives, hydrogenated oils, and is gluten free.  Please compare ingredients before you purchase.


Buttercream Flavoring Suggestions


Food Coloring


Banana Yellow 1 mashed banana+1 teaspoon of lemon juice+1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Butter Scotch None 1-2 teaspoon Butterscotch flavoring
Cappuccino None 2 Tablespoon instant espresso coffee
Caramel/salted None 1-2 teaspoon caramel flavoring and a sprinkle of sea salt
Cherry Red + small amount of blue 1/4 cup Maraschino cherry juice+ 6-8 Maraschino cherries(diced)
Chocolate Brown 2-4 tablespoon cocoa powder and/or a teaspoon chocolate flavoring
Cinnamon Brown 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
Coconut None 2-3 tablespoon dried unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
Coffee/Espresso Brown 1-2 teaspoon instant espresso powder and/or coffee flavoring
Cream cheese None 2-4 tablespoon soft cream cheese
Ganache None 2-4 Tablespoon of chocolate ganache
Gum Any or none. 1-2 teaspoon Bubble gum flavoring
Lavender Purple 1 teaspoon lavender extract
Lemon Yellow 1 teaspoon of lemon extract (or lemon juice and zest)
Macadamia – Vanilla None 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
Macha tea Green 1 tablespoon matcha powder
Marzipan None 2-4 tablespoon marzipan paste
Mascarpone None 1-2 tablespoon mascarpone cheese
Mint/Peppermint Green 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Mocha None 1-2 tablespoon Cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon coffee extract or Espresso.
Nutella Brown 2-4 tablespoon of Nutella
Orange Orange 1 teaspoon orange extract
Peanut butter Brown 1-2 tablespoon peanut butter
Pistachio Green 2-4 tablespoon of pistachio flour
Raspberry Red + small amount of blue 1 teaspoon raspberry extract and/or 2-4 tablespoon raspberry puree
Strawberry 1 drop of red 1 teaspoon of strawberry extract, puree, jam or fresh.
Vanilla None 1-2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla paste
White Chocolate None 1 teaspoon melted white chocolate

Liquor infusions


1-2 teaspoon of the liqueur of your choice

Baileys Brown 1-2 teaspoon Baileys Irish cream
Frangelico None 3 Tablespoon Frangelico+ 2 Tablespoon hot coffee
Grand Marnier Yellow + brown 1-2 teaspoon Grand Marnier liqueur
Irish Cream None 1-2 teaspoon Irish cream liqueur
Kahlua Brown 1-2 teaspoon Kahlua liqueur
Rum Yellow + brown 1-2 teaspoon of Rum or Amaretto