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

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In fact, the latter has a signature cupcake called the Cup o' Jo (a chocolate cupcake with espresso buttercream on top) that seems designed to pair with a latte. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Opening a Coffee Shop in Waco, Texas," 20 Feb. 2019 With a rich buttercream frosting and candy decorations, this black cat dessert is scary delicious. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Halloween Cat Cake," 2 Oct. 2018 To make buttercream: Using an electric mixer, beat confectioners’ sugar, butter, and salt on low speed until combined, then increase speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Desert Bloom Cupcakes," 15 Feb. 2019 Working 1 at a time, spread a small amount of green buttercream all over surface of a cupcake. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes," 2 Oct. 2018 Ptak used syrup made from the elderflower trees on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, and decorated the three cakes with buttercream and fresh flowers. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your First Look at Princess Eugenie's Red Velvet Wedding Cake," 6 Oct. 2018 The buttercream, so to speak, that binds all this together is history. Amy Scattergood, latimes.com, "Stella Parks' award-winning cookbook 'BraveTart' is as classic as its desserts," 18 May 2018 To make the buttercream, in a large mixing bowl beat the butter until smooth. Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press, "Five finalists vie for 'Best Cupcake Ever' in contest to support literacy," 22 Apr. 2018 But Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also broke tradition with their cake earlier this year, opting for a lemon elderflower flavor with buttercream. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, "All the Ways Princess Eugenie's Wedding Broke Royal Tradition," 12 Oct. 2018

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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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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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