but·​ter·​cream ˈbə-tər-ˌkrēm How to pronounce buttercream (audio)
: a sweet butter-based mixture used especially as a filling or frosting

Examples of buttercream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tous les Jours offers a variety of buttercream and mousse cakes, as well as bread, sandwiches and pastries. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 14 May 2024 Garnish the buttercream frosting with lemon peel for a pretty finish. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 May 2024 Dress it up for a wedding with layers covered in vanilla buttercream and fresh blooms. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024 The eclipse special consists of an original glazed doughnut dipped in black chocolate icing and topped with silver sprinkles, buttercream frosting, Oreo pieces and a whole Oreo cookie on top. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 3 Apr. 2024 The doughnut is an Original Glazed Doughnut dipped in black chocolate icing, adorned with silver sprinkles, piped with a buttercream made with Oreo pieces, and features a whole Oreo cookie in the center, according to Krispy Kreme. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2024 And doughnuts that capture the sun’s disappearing act with the help of buttercream frosting. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, Fortune, 15 Mar. 2024 Mini Birds Nest Doughnut made with CADBURY Mini Eggs – a mini Original Glazed® Doughnut topped with chocolate buttercream and spring sprinkles, topped with CADBURY Mini Eggs. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2024 Getting the buttercream or royal icing to the right consistency for decorating is hard work, remembering your potions and quantities of confectioners sugar to egg white. Annemarie Dooling, USA TODAY, 29 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buttercream was in 1908

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“Buttercream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttercream. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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