I am doing a series of posts on how to decorate cupcakes with delicious buttercream swirls. This first post looks at how to make a basic buttercream icing. Post 2 will look at how to make the most delicious Swiss meringue buttercream (it is honestly the best buttercream ever) and the final post will be a tutorial on creating beautiful buttercream swirls on cupcakes. I hope you find it useful.
If you are new to making buttercream icing it is best to start off with a basic buttercream mix.
For this you will need: