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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Marley specializes in homemade buttercream frosting, homemade fondant, mirror glaze cakes, edible cookie dough cake balls, candy bar ice cream cakes and the most amazing specialty cakes around! Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Looking at items from the past is always interesting: Whit & Whimsey," 5 July 2019 For dessert, the duo took advantage of strawberry season, and opted for a cake with lemon curd, fresh strawberries, and vanilla buttercream icing. Meredith Heuer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Katie Ermilio & Tylee Abbott's Wedding Turned Pennsylvania into the English Countryside—on a Horse Farm," 29 Apr. 2019 Linsey wow’d the judges with a chocolate cake with a coconut filling and a raspberry buttercream. Stephanie Noda, The (bergen County, USA TODAY, "'Kids Baking Championship' winner Linsey Lam talks 'unbelievable and amazing' victory," 6 Mar. 2018 Some are subtle—in the restaurant’s famous bar room chocolate cake, first developed by pastry chef Albert Kumin, Yosses has replaced its heavy buttercream with chocolate ganache—and others, like his sweet pea and mint blancmange, a bit more bold. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Meet Bill Yosses, the Four Seasons Restaurant’s Brilliant Pastry Chef," 5 May 2019 Three towering tiers of joy, rosettes clustered in filigreed buttercream bouquets. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Couples are opting out of wedding cakes for more distinctive sweets.," 19 June 2019 In addition to the eyeliner, Baraf used another Surratt Beauty product: Artistique Eyeshadow in Chamois, $20, a matte buttercream shade. Marci Robin, Allure, "Lea Michele’s Wedding Makeup Included a $9 Drugstore Mascara, and Her Lashes Looked Gorgeous," 16 Mar. 2019 Make the buttercream: Beat butter, cream cheese, and salt on medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Tulip Cupcakes," 12 Feb. 2019 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

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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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