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 Kristina Lavallee and her staff at The Cake Girl in Tampa designed the dessert, which features a vanilla cake, buttercream icing and fondant horns. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 To create rows of gorgeous vanilla-buttercream ruffles, use a decorating bag with a petal tip. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2022 Bringing classic New England flavors, the cotton candy shake is topped with buttercream, cotton candy cheesecake, cotton candy, cotton candy bites and a raspberry drizzle. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 25 Aug. 2022 Cake is filled with lemon curd and iced with meringue buttercream. The Courier-Journal, 17 Aug. 2022 Among the goodies is Maxine's Whimsies from chef Hannah Thompson, of Maxine's on Green, a chocolate cupcake filled with marshmallow fluff, vanilla buttercream, toasted coconut and a chocolate drizzle. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Aug. 2022 Made with vanilla cake and buttercream, the snack is dipped in purple-chocolatey icing and molded into an owl design complete with a pair of adorable, googly eyes. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2022 Just be sure to save some crumbs to sprinkle on top of the game-changing marshmallow creme frosting (that is sure to give buttercream a run for its money). Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2022 The white chocolate cake features a lemon curd filling and white chocolate Swiss merengue buttercream. The Courier-Journal, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

4 Oct 2022

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“Buttercream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttercream. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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