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Buttercream icing doesn’t get any better than Thermomix buttercream. Featuring four simple everyday ingredients, let the Thermomix work its magic and produce the best ever butter icing you have ever tried.
This buttercream icing Thermomix recipe is ideal for cupcakes and cakes, and we will show you what cakes and cupcakes we have personally used it in.
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I was lucky enough to get the chance to go to two different 1:1 baking classes in my local town.
Something that was never available to me when we lived in Portugal, and I was truly grateful for the opportunity.
I met with Saskia first who gave me my first ever buttercream icing class. I had never held a piping bag in my hand until then and she had me trying all these different nozzles and whilst mixing up different food colourings I felt like a kid in a sweet shop.
These were the cupcakes that I took home with me:
I wanted to learn about cupcakes before I showed you how to use the Thermomix for buttercream icing and to be taught by a professional first.
Its Saskia’s wonderful buttercream icing that today I will be sharing with you in the Thermomix.
Then the week after that I met with the wonderful Julie who is an amazing cake decorator, and we made a delicious red velvet cake together.
We filled it with cream cheese frosting, and it was amazing.
I took an extra red velvet cake home with me and today I wanted to show you how to make buttercream icing and decorating a red velvet cake with it.
Like I mentioned above this is the same buttercream icing I made in a cupcakes class and this recipe is perfect for cupcakes and cakes and easy to add food colouring to or other add ins to make it your perfect buttercream Thermomix recipe.
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What Is Buttercream?
Buttercream, also known as two words i.e. butter cream is a type of icing used in baking.
It’s the classic icing that is sandwiched between two cakes for a Victoria sandwich and often recommended for easily icing a cake or putting into a piping bag for topping cupcakes with.
The two main ingredients for buttercream (or buttercream icing as some call it) is butter and sugar.
You can then make it your own by adding a flavour extract such as vanilla essence or by the add in of food colouring.
For example, you could add green food colouring along with peppermint extract for some fun cupcakes for St Patricks Day.
Can You Make Buttercream Icing In A Thermomix?
Yes, you sure can. Plus, Thermomix buttercream icing is so easy, you will understand why I recommend it as a beginner recipe to the Thermomix or any other similar mixing gadget.
The Thermomix will do the hard work and do all the mixing for you and then you can scrape it out and use it for your cupcakes or cakes.
Thermomix Recipe #2
As I write this, the Thermomix is my latest kitchen gadget. It joins my air fryer, instant pot pressure cooker, slow cooker, pie maker, and soup maker, plus many others and I am looking forward to seeing how the Thermomix makes cooking even easier.
For fun I am sharing with you behind the scenes Thermomix recipes of the first 30 things I made with my new kitchen toy.
That way you can see if the Thermomix is for you and if these recipes will fit in what you like to make.
Today’s Thermomix Buttercream is Thermomix recipe #2. And don’t forget to catch up with Thermomix Choc Chip Cookies (recipe #1).
My thoughts on Thermomix Buttercream Icing:
We used the scales – We love it that the Thermomix has built in scales for weighing everything. Though they are very sensitive and Jorge likes to sit on the counter as I prep and I had to move him a LOT.
Loved the result – Saskia taught me to make the buttercream with a KitchenAid mixer and I found that the Thermomix matched it for quality. So, if you don’t have a Thermomix but a different mixer, then its easy to replicate.
I love the variety – I love that this easy buttercream icing is so simple to mix and match ingredients. Want it for valentine’s day then add red or pink colouring, or if you want it for Halloween you can make it bright orange like a pumpkin.
But most importantly, would I recommend making buttercream icing in the Thermomix? Yes, I would. You can just set and forget and let the Thermomix do the hard work. No mixing in a bowl for ages and feeling like your hands are going to drop off.
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Buttercream Icing Ingredients
Butter – Where people go wrong with vanilla butter icing is that they use salted butter, or they use a different fat such as margarine. For the best results you want to use room temperature unsalted butter.
Sugar – For the best buttercream icing you will need icing sugar. You can sieve it over the butter in the Thermomix or do it separately and then add to the Thermomix.
Milk – Then to get the consistency right on your buttercream icing recipe you will need a small quantity of milk. I recommend semi skimmed milk as its not too thick and not too thin and that your milk is at room temperature.
Flavour – Then for extra flavour its about personal choice of what you are using your Thermomix icing for. For example, a plain vanilla cake would be vanilla essence. Whilst a St Paddy’s cupcake batch would be better suited to peppermint extract.
Extras – You can also swap out part of your milk quantity for other add ins such as some strawberry jam to make strawberry flavoured frosting. Or using some chocolate spread for a chocolate version.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this Thermomix butter cream icing recipe it has just been our TM6 and its wonderful for many types of baking recipes.
Plus, we recommend you head over to our Thermomix recipes category as we will be adding Thermomix recipes as we try new ones for you.
How To Make Buttercream Icing?
- Weigh. Using the weighing scales, weigh the butter and chop into chunks as you add it. Then add the lid.
- Blend. Next set the manual setting and blend for five minutes at speed 3. At about halfway, scrape the butter around the edges so that it is all mixing together.
- Sugar. Next add in your icing sugar, sieving it as you add it.
- Mix. Then mix your icing sugar into your butter for 3 minutes until nice and creamy.
- Liquid. Then add in the milk and the vanilla essence and mix for a further 3 minutes until you have perfect Thermomix buttercream icing.
- Finish. Now you have your perfect buttercream thanks to the Thermomix and you can now use your icing for cakes or cupcakes.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to make fluffy buttercream icing with the Thermomix. And how you can do the same in your kitchen.
What Thermomix Settings Do You Use?
The easiest way to do the buttercream in your Thermomix is to use the manual settings.
Click on the manual screen and just set the time and the speed.
We found that speed 3 was ideal for buttercream as it stopped it from being over whipped and produced a beautiful fluffy icing for your cakes and cupcakes.
I also learnt from Saskia that its important to beat the butter on its own first of all before adding the icing sugar to make the best buttercream.
How Much Buttercream For 12 Cupcakes?
Well, they say that 12 cupcakes are the same quantity of buttercream that you need for a 20 inch cake. Well, we iced a 20 inch cake and still had a bit leftover.
So, I would say that this Thermomix butter cream recipe is enough for 15 cupcakes.
Interestingly, if you weighed out already made cupcake frosting 30g = 1 cupcake. So if you measure out 360g of frosting this will do 12 cupcakes.
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- Click on the weighing scales on the Thermomix and weigh the butter and chop it as you add it to the Thermomix. Add the lid and then set it manually to speed 3 for 5 minutes.
- Halfway through the butter time, pause, remove the lid, and scrape down the sides.
- Add your icing sugar, sieving it as you add it. Then mix it speed 3 for a further 3 minutes.
- Then add in vanilla essence and milk and do a final 3 minutes on speed 3.