but·ter·cream | \ˈbə-tər-ˌkrēm \

Definition of buttercream 

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

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Do Ahead: If using same day, let buttercream sit covered at room temperature. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Lemon and Raspberry Wedding Cake with Vanilla Buttercream," 21 May 2018 Her award-winning creation was an angel food cake with raspberry and lemon buttercream with fruit caviar and white chocolate accents. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Polaris Baking and Pastry Arts students shine at state competition: Strong Points," 13 May 2018 The buttercream will serve as a glue to hold the cake while frosting. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 The earthy, grassy taste of the tea was softened by the buttercream separating each layer. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Urban Hibachi Sushi & Grill plates up elegant Japanese fare," 30 June 2018 Where the buttercream is sweet, the lemon curd is very tart. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "See How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake Is Being Prepared," 18 May 2018 Best known for their infamous cupcakes, Magnolia Bakery has long been baking buttercream topped cakes for New York (and now the country's) sweets lovers. Donna Kim, Harper's BAZAAR, "Eat Chic: New York City's Best Desserts," 20 Feb. 2018 At two eateries at Islands of Adventure theme park, visitors can buy the Raptor Egg, a white chocolate egg with chocolate-chip cream and chocolate cake in a buttercream nest. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Universal shows its dino might with 'Jurassic World' options," 19 June 2018 Lately, the case has held a three-layer confetti cake frosted with buttercream ($3). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Savoring the sweets life at Batches bakery in Milwaukee's Third Ward," 8 May 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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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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