basic buttercream

Product Review: Berry Fresh Freeze Dried Berry Powder

Berry Fresh Freeze Dried Fruit Powder used in this review, provided by Berry Fresh Australia It is a truth universally acknowledged that fruit and cake go together like, well, fruit and cake! Sweet and sour, tangy and bitter, fruit adds flavour, fun, and freshness to a range of bakes. The kicker is, fruit is finicky. Fruit spoils, or may not be in season, or requires… Read More »Product Review: Berry Fresh Freeze Dried Berry Powder

Basic Chocolate Buttercream

[lt_recipe name=”Basic Chocolate Buttercream” servings=”1 Batch” prep_time=”15M” total_time=”15M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” image=”https://www.vivalabuttercream.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Basic-Chocolate-Buttercream.png” ingredients=”500 grams (18 oz) Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar, Confectioners Sugar);250 grams (9 oz) Butter (Lurpak if possible) room temperature;2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder;2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence/flavouring;Water to thin as necessary” ]Mix the butter until it’s soft and creamy, and add your icing sugar a bit at a time, making sure it’s nice and mixed together… Read More »Basic Chocolate Buttercream

Buttercream Essentials: What you NEED to get started

Liking the look of this Buttercream thing? Wanna have a try? Awesome! Your first visit to a Cake Supply Store can be overwhelming. Everything is shiny, and looks really useful. So just what do you NEED to get started? I’m breaking down my personal list of ‘must haves’, complete with prices, to get you started on your Buttercream journey, and to hopefully save you some money!… Read More »Buttercream Essentials: What you NEED to get started

Making Basic Buttercream

When it comes to creating an edible work of Art, it doesn’t have to be fancy to be fabulous. Basic Buttercream is not only delicious, its highly versatile. Its a crusting Buttercream, meaning it will firm up at room temperature, giving you the perfect canvas for painting, embossing, carving, sculpting, you name it! It’s simple to make too! But just in case you are having… Read More »Making Basic Buttercream

Basic Buttercream

[lt_recipe name=”Basic Buttercream” servings=”1 Batch” prep_time=”15M” total_time=”15M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” image=”https://www.vivalabuttercream.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Basic-Buttercream.jpg” ingredients=”500 grams (18 oz) Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar, Confectioners Sugar);250 grams (9 oz) Butter (Lurpak if possible) room temperature;2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence/flavouring;Water to thin as necessary” ]Mix the butter until it’s soft and creamy, and add your icing sugar a bit at a time, making sure it’s nice and mixed together before adding more. This… Read More »Basic Buttercream

Piping a Buttercream Rose

If you like Buttercream, you probably LOVE Buttercream Roses. They are beautiful, timeless, and 100% edible (which is probably my favourite part!) They are also one of the most agonised over, and remain my most requested for classes, and for hints and tips. So can ANYONE learn how to pipe a Buttercream Rose? OF COURSE!! Just takes some practice, the right tools, and most importantly,… Read More »Piping a Buttercream Rose