Item# WLRECIP-347

Easy Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-347
Amount
2 1/2 Cups
Prep Time
20 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
20 min

Add a sweet, pop of pink to your next baked treat with our raspberry buttercream! It has a delicious raspberry flavor that’s perfect for topping off lemon cupcakes or even a chocolate layer cake. The frosting is firm enough for both piping and spreading. Regardless of what kind of treat you’re topping it with, it's always fun to brighten up some of your favorite desserts with our raspberry buttercream frosting recipe!

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • Rose icing color (Optional)
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries (Optional)
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Instructions

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  • Notes:

    -If your frosting has air bubbles, let it rest for a few minutes to allow it to deflate. To avoid creating air bubbles, make sure to use the paddle attachment rather than the whisk attachment on your electric stand mixer -If frosting consistency is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of milk or water at a time to adjust -How to Store: Place it in an airtight container and let it come up to room temperature before using. Once your buttercream has warmed up, re-whip it to bring it back to a fluffy consistency. -How to Freeze: Place it in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. The day before you’re ready to use it, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bring it to room temperature before re-whipping again.

    How To

    How to Use a Spatula
    How to Use a Spatula

    Preparing a perfectly smooth iced cake, while keeping crumbs out of the icing can seem like a tricky thing— but over the years we've developed some methods to make it easier. Start by positioning the cake on its serving board on the turntable. Remember to thin the icing with 3-4 Tablespoons of corn syrup so it spreads easier. The trick to keeping crumbs out of your icing is to glide your spatula over the icing, never allowing the spatula to touch the cake surface or to pull already spread icing from the cake surface. Some decorators prefer to "crumb coat" layers by lightly icing the cake first, allowing a light crust to form, then adding a top icing cover.

    Icing Consistency
    Buttercream Frosting Consistency

    Whether you are frosting a cake or piping decorations, the consistency of the frosting is key to getting the right results. Too soft and your decorations will droop. Too stiff and your frosting will be difficult to spread.

    How to Store Buttercream Frosting
    How to Store Buttercream Frosting

    Learn how to properly store buttercream frosting in the refrigerator or freezer with this simple how-to.

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