French Buttercream Frosting

This recipe for French Buttercream Frosting uses toasted sugar to make the flavor more complex and your choice of flavoring ingredients such as bourbon, rum, brandy, coffee, or tea. Detailed instructions, photographs, and troubleshooting tips make this a recipe that anyone can be successful in making. You will need a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and a bowl that can be set over a pan containing boiling water. The finished frosting can be refrigerated for two weeks or frozen for a few months.

Key Takeaways:

  • French buttercream frosting is easy to spread and pipe which makes decorating a cake very easy
  • It has a rich custard flavor which makes it extremely delicious
  • There are easy solutions to fixing the frosting whether it is too hot or too cold.

“Liquid ingredients help the sugar dissolve and can add a note of flavor.”

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