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Perfect Buttercream Icing

This has been the buttercream icing recipe I have been using in my Kitchenaid ever since my start of cake decorating. This is easy to pipe, tastes great, sets nicely and is very versatile with colours and flavourings of your choice!

I’ve tried a few Thermomix buttercream icing recipes but always come back to my own that I make in the Kitchenaid. I haaate using the butterfly whisk with icing recipes as there always tends to be lumpy bits of butter in there – plus scraping the icing off it, and having another thing to wash just isn’t my thing!

You can make this with butter straight from the fridge, but you will just need to mix it for about 3 minutes, and scraping down after 1 minute. 

This recipe can also be easily doubled – mix for 1 1/2 minutes, scrape down, the mix for a further 1 1/2 minutes.


Add the above ingredients into the bowl
Mix 1 1/2 minutes/Speed 5
This was a batch of 20 cupcakes – I used 2 x batches of the Buttercream Icing recipe – scraped pink icing on one side, and white icing on the other side of the piping bag to get a dual tone effect
To pipe roses – start from the middle in a circular motion to the outside edge of the cupcake using Wilton 2D tip


Perfect Buttercream Icing – easy to pipe and sets nicely!

Perfect Buttercream Icing

Print Recipe
Serves: 12


  • 120 grams butter (room temperature)
  • 340 grams icing sugar
  • 20 grams milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or flavour of your choice)
  • Optional - food colouring



METHOD (Thermomix):


Add the above ingredients into the bowl - mix 1 1/2 minutes/Speed 5.


METHOD (Electric Beater):


Place all ingredients into bowl and beat until light and fluffy.


Note: buttercream icing can be refrigerated/frozen, and defrosted at room temperature to pipe 🙂

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7 years ago

I've NEVER iced my cakes or muffins, I've always thought it's too hard. I've just made this and I'm now reconsidering my decision. I think I'm now converted.

6 years ago

This is the best icing I’ve ever used. Ever birthday or event, I try a new icing recipe in hopes I find one that actually lets me ice cupcakes in a cute professional (well you know the swirl I’m talking about) and every year I spend an hour grumpy. I just iced 12 cupcakes in minutes, they came out amazingly. On a night where my 2 year old won’t sleep, and my soon to be 5 yo needs cupcakes for school, this was a life saver.

6 years ago

O M G Thank toy so much for this! I miss using my kitchen aid and it does make fantastic icing. Cake iced and in the fridge for this afternoon’s birthday party!

5 years ago

This is by far the easiest and best Thermomix icing I’ve ever used. It pipes beautifully and sets so well. Thank you so much, I’ve recommended this to all my friends!

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