By February 10, 2015


  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : None minutes
  • Yield : 12 - 24 Cupcakes



All our Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars are made intense in flavour. If you wish, you can dilute with plain icing sugar to give more of a “hint” of flavour.

1. Place room temperature butter in to a mixing bow and beat until, light and fluffy this will take about 3-5 minutes.

2. Now add your Sugar and Crumbs natural Flavoured Icing Sugar half at a time. Chop in with a spatula before you turn your mixer on to prevent an icing cloud.

3. You can if you wish to loosen your mixture, add either water, milk or cream, which ever is your preference.

This will make a lovely stable buttercream to use for crumb coating or decorating your cakes.

1. Place butter at room temperature into your mixing bowl (250g, 8 1/2 oz) Do not use margarine.

2. Mix for several minutes until it is light, fluffy and soft.

3. Add Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar (500g, 17 1/2 oz).

4. Add a tablespoon of milk. More if needed or for a softer mix.

5. Mix by hand at first to help reduce an icing cloud :-)

6. Mix for several minutes until light and fluffy.

7. Add more milk if you want to make a really soft consistency.

8. Add colouring if you wish.


Here is a link to the YouTube video tutorial for this recipe: https://youtu.be/EhqLXcuPK6s

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

3 Responses to Buttercream

  1. Joy

    Love your flavoured icing sugars and so do my customers. Favorite is the raspberry ripple right now. I noticed you have mentioned about the large size nifty nozzles? Do you make a smaller size as well? X joy

  2. Val Edwards

    Love Sugarandcrumbs natural flavoured icing sugars, they have made flavouring so easy with so many great flavours. The favourite among my family is the zingy lemon, so very lemony and friends seem to love Prosecco and Gin and tonic, I can’t imagine why!

    • Maria

      Oh… Thank you =)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *