Here is a quick and easy way to make great tasting Swiss Buttercream.  Feel free to vary the amount of butter to your liking.  1.5 to 2 sticks of butter will make a perfect Swiss Buttercream for French Macarons.  Use the leftovers on toast, cupcakes, muffins, pancakes, or waffles.   Refrigerate your Macarons for a day before serving.  Make sure you use unsalted butter and 3 OZ of HOT water.

For decorating cakes, reduce butter and fold in whipped cream.  Add flavoring of your choice, liquors, espresso, cocoa, nuts, jams, fruits, food coloring, and or flavoring.  See below for ideas.  Meringue can be used for pie topping and torched or broiled.

Product doesn’t have any starch (so no aftertaste),  preservatives, hydrogenated oils, and is gluten free.

Buttercream Flavoring Ideas

Buttercream

Food Coloring

Flavoring

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 i-2 teaspoon of Rum or Amaretto

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