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 Other popular desserts include the olalliberry bread pudding almondine; cream puff with ollaliberry custard; and the olallieberry cream cake with vanilla cake, berries and a vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream frosting. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 3 July 2021 The wild rice cupcakes with maple syrup buttercream frosting were a tempting way to show kids the potential of Indigenous foods. Jana Hollingsworth, Star Tribune, 26 June 2021 Flavors include vanilla or chocolate buttercream, black raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, lemon, apricot and apple. cleveland, 15 Feb. 2021 Or a marbled chocolate and vanilla cake topped with chocolate buttercream and sprinkles and filled with chocolate ice cream. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2021 Most people seem to be buying pistachio paste to mix with buttercream for macarons. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 8 June 2021 White velvet cake with white wedding buttercream gets a supreme Pride makeover in Se7enbites’ over-the-top Rainbow Cake, which is rainbow inside and out. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 1 June 2021 Every week, MooCakes fills orders for classic cupcakes and as many as five dozen vanilla and chocolate floral cupcakes, all decorated intricately with vanilla buttercream icing. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 If the buttercream seems too thick, add a couple more tablespoons of jelly and cream. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Sep. 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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12 Jul 2021

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“Buttercream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttercream. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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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