but·​ter·​cream | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌkrēm How to pronounce buttercream (audio) \

Definition of buttercream

: a sweet butter-based mixture used especially as a filling or frosting

Examples of buttercream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This lovely layer cake — in which both the base layer and Italian buttercream frosting are lightly flavored with lemon — is perfect for special occasions. Erin Alexander, TheWeek, "21 cakes to celebrate with this summer," 20 June 2020 Two soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are sandwiched around fluffy marshmallow buttercream. Dallas News, "Summer nostalgia: How to make your own oatmeal cream pies," 18 June 2020 The Bordeaux, a round treat filled with brown sugar buttercream and coated in chocolate sprinkles. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "A family counts on a miracle to bring their daughter back," 19 Dec. 2019 The bakery offers a Champagne and strawberry drip cake for Mother’s Day with pink strawberry buttercream and strawberry jam. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout, dine-in meals for Mother’s Day," 4 May 2020 Buttercream Cookie Flowers This sweet bouquet includes a batch of 12 buttercream-frosted cookies. NBC News, "16 Best flower bouquets available for delivery Mother's Day 2020," 1 May 2020 To me, rice without a crispy layer is like carrot cake without buttercream frosting. Lynn Jones Johnston, New York Times, "A Mother, a Pandemic and Scorched Rice," 28 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile, prepare buttercream: Using an electric mixer, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Lemon Curd Egg Cookies," 31 Mar. 2020 Working 1 at a time, spread all of cookies without holes with buttercream (about 2 tsp each). Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Lemon Curd Egg Cookies," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of buttercream

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of buttercream was in 1908

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29 Jun 2020

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“Buttercream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttercream. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of buttercream

: a soft mixture of butter and sugar that is used as a filling or frosting for cakes

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