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Wilton’s Buttercream Icing


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Ingredients

Wilton’s Buttercream Icing

  • 250 g Copha, If you can get hold of Crisco, this can be used
  • 250 g unsalted butter, vegan margarine can be used instead
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla extract, If not after a pure white icing, use a vanilla bean
  • 1000 g icing sugar, No need to sift for use in TMX :)
  • 2 tbsp Milk, vegan milk can be used instead
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    Wilton’s Buttercream Icing
  1. I thought I'd include this recipe as it's an amazing icing recipe and perfect for the Thermomix as it makes light work of Copha! I do recommend having the Copha at room temperature however, and to initially cut the block up into small pieces.

    Places pieces of Copha into TMX bowl and chop on Speed 5/6 for 10 seconds or so. Add butter (also cut up into cubes) and combine together with Copha on Speed 5/6 for a few seconds until smooth. Add vanilla and the sugar a cup at a time, and use Speed 3/4 depending on how well the sugar gets integrated. The Thermomix works best when there is some liquid to assist with the movement of the ingredients so add a tablespoon of milk now. Keep combining remaining cups of sugar at various speeds until fully combined and smooth. Add remaining milk and colouring if using. For anyone wondering, even Wilton's strongest colours won't stain the TMX bowl tmrc_emoticons.)

    For best results, keep icing in the TMX bowl in refrigerator until ready to use. You can whip it up on Speed 4 for a few seconds to make it spreadable/pipable. Remaining icing can be refrigerated in an airtight container, and stored for 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

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For more information and tips from other people, please refer to: Wilton's Buttercream Icing


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  • I have used this recipe twice now and both times...

    Submitted by shell.2410 on 18. October 2019 - 20:27.

    I have used this recipe twice now and both times it has turned out perfectly. Thank you for helping me make my homemade cakes look more fabulous.


    Ashlee CakeAshlee Cake

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  • (No Subject)

    Submitted by JLeDan on 24. May 2019 - 11:49.


    Thanks very much, the buttercream turned out lovely! As per suggestions, I left copha out overnight and only needed 500g icing sugar.

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  • ...

    Submitted by PinkSwan on 23. March 2019 - 19:27.


    Loved this! Made enough to cover a 20cm round cake and go between the four layers. Held up well for few hours it was out unrefridgerated before serving.

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  • I followed previous suggestions about halving the...

    Submitted by Absydabsy on 17. October 2018 - 22:07.

    I followed previous suggestions about halving the icing sugar to 500g and it worked perfectly. I had my copha at room temperature (24C) so it whipped up easily. You do need to get in there with the spatula from time to time to help get everything mixing, but I find that’s pretty standard for the thermi. The icing overall is quite sweet and not as buttery tasting as I would have liked, but it does hold up really well in hot weather.

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  • Found this recipe on the gastronomy blog and it...

    Submitted by pinky_seal on 30. August 2018 - 20:06.

    Found this recipe on the gastronomy blog and it says 4 cups of icing sugar, which works out a little over 500grams, as opposed to the 1000grams. So I measured in the cups instead and it turned out perfect. In the past I had tried this recipe with the 1000grams and it was far too thick and gritty. I am guessing this is a typo?

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  • Have just made this buttercream and the texture is...

    Submitted by Running-with-ink on 15. June 2018 - 14:45.

    Have just made this buttercream and the texture is amazing. I found that I needed to mix the copha on speed 3 otherwise it would only mix the bottom. Once i added the butter (speed 3) it combined really well and mixed through not creating a well like it would on a faster speed.

    I used 600g icing sugar and its a lovely flavour. I intitally used 500g but still had a slight oily taste from the copha, the extra cup of icing sugar fixed this.

    Cannot wait to pipe with it tomorrow! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  • Recipe does not specify to use butterfly whisk. Is...

    Submitted by t_t on 8. May 2018 - 20:45.

    Recipe does not specify to use butterfly whisk. Is this necessary to whip or do you blend without?

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  • Help please!! ...

    Submitted by LorK on 9. March 2018 - 14:44.

    Help please!!
    Im looking at making this to ice 27 cupcakes my questions are:
    1. Reading the comments half should be enough, is that using 250g or 500g sugar???
    2. Can this be left out overnight or 24hrs or does it need to be refrigerated?
    (The cake won’t fit in my fridge once assembled)
    Many thanks in advance!!

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  • Loved it. Best icing I have done. I used 700gms of...

    Submitted by becdee on 12. September 2017 - 15:47.

    Loved it. Best icing I have done. I used 700gms of icing sugar and next time would do it in two batches but other than that it was great to work with and great to colour

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  • Can you use just softened butter instead of...

    Submitted by BreeSimpson on 8. September 2017 - 16:36.

    Can you use just softened butter instead of unsalted butter?

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  • naturalmumma: So what were you and I (Freelander)...

    Submitted by Freelander on 1. September 2017 - 15:02.

    naturalmumma: So what were you and I (Freelander) doing wrong do you think? Can anyone tell us?

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  • Not good for me I followed instructions and ended...

    Submitted by naturalmumma on 1. September 2017 - 14:24.

    Not good for me I followed instructions and ended up changing it over to the Kitchen aid as the TM was struggling with this and only mixxing what was down the bottom of the jug. I had to add other milk. It was extramly tick and hard to work with. So many rave about this and for me I would not make again

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  • Not sure what I did wrong. I left the Copha out...

    Submitted by Freelander on 28. August 2017 - 16:01.

    Not sure what I did wrong. I left the Copha out overnight. Chopped into small cubes. Still had great trouble getting it to mix. Once I had added the room temperature (18 degrees in the house) unsalted butter, still stiff. Added at least 4 tblsp of milk and it would not pipe. In the end I scraped it on to the small cakes, that I had wanted to look beautiful for my daughter's birthday.
    I thought the taste was OK, but my husband said it tasted greasy. So all in all a disappointment.

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  • This is seriously delicious icing Made half the...

    Submitted by Helentmc on 22. June 2017 - 21:13.

    This is seriously delicious icing! Made half the recipe and iced about 18 big cup cakes! Used only 400g of sugar. Thanks so much for sharing .... will be my go to icing recipe now.

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  • Love this recipe I went searching for a good...

    Submitted by taguy on 11. May 2017 - 10:50.

    Love this recipe!! I went searching for a good buttercream icing for my daughter's wedding cake, thank you so much for putting it on community. I particularly love the subtle sweet taste which doesn't overpower the cake and having the copha and butter mix it should hold its shape out of the fridge. After reading some comments I too only used half of the icing sugar and it is perfect, hope the guests at the wedding like it too 😉

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  • (No subject)

    Submitted by Murnanet on 15. September 2016 - 23:03.

    Cooking 6

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  • I needed to get half of the

    Submitted by Mixie Von Cook on 11. September 2016 - 10:14.

    I needed to get half of the icing out at the end and whip it in 2 batches but it was fantastic, easy to work with, tasted nice too tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • I made this recipe twice ( a

    Submitted by stellwyck on 11. June 2016 - 22:36.

    I made this recipe twice ( a very huge cake) the first time the copha constantly stuck to the bowl (left it out overnight, but I live in a cold climate) so with the second batch I mixed the copha and butter cubed alternatively and it worked a treat. Nice and smooth and slot easier to work with. I too only ended up using  500 gms of sugar. Family noticed a much nicer taste compared to my 'usual' buttercream icing. My new go to icing

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  • I also left my copha out

    Submitted by Aussie TM5 Thermomixer on 27. November 2015 - 10:15.

    I also left my copha out overnight and it was nice and soft to work with. I had trouble with it combining too and had to keep stopping the machine, scraping it and mixing it together but the end result was fantastic! Best icing I've ever worked with. For once in my life, my piping actually looks decent! I only used 500g icing sugar as previous comments suggested and it was absolutely sweet enough with the lesser amount. The icing tastes so good and very easy to work with. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Great Recipe. I left my copha

    Submitted by cookingwizard on 25. November 2015 - 20:26.

    Great Recipe. I left my copha out overnight as I was making the icing first thing in the morning, it was lovely and soft and easy to work with. Once in the thermomix it did require a bit of extra mixing time, as it stuck around the edges of the bowl. Extra mixing of the butter makes all the difference if you want a really white icing. I beat the butter and copha for about 2 minutes (on and off, checking it and scraping back off the bowl) my butter turned from yellowish colour to a light creamy white colour.  Once I added the icing sugar I had a lovely shade of white icing that worked beautifully with my Neapolitan cake.  Highly recommend this icing as it tastes and looks beautiful. 

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  • AMAZING!! This will be my go

    Submitted by Sammy69 on 15. November 2015 - 11:08.

    AMAZING!! This will be my go to icing for sure! Its easy to work with and tatses incredable tmrc_emoticons.)

    Sammy 

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  • Delicious! I only used half

    Submitted by Ashley8513 on 12. November 2015 - 16:38.

    Delicious! I only used half the amount of icing sugar listed, and it was plently sweet enough for me. It whips up to be a nice and light frosting. 

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  • Do I use pure icing sugar? i

    Submitted by Tmumma on 18. October 2015 - 19:02.

    Do I use pure icing sugar?

    i am also still confused, if I am using 125g of Copa and butter is that 500g of icing sugar or 250? Most recipes I've seen is a 2:1 ratio of sugar to butter so perhaps the recipe is correct?

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  • Great recipe. Pipes

    Submitted by MrsQ on 6. July 2015 - 15:26.

    Great recipe. Pipes beautifully. I only added 650g icing sugar as we found that sweet enough. Will be my go to recipe for birthday cakes. This recipe iced 24 cupcakes and a 6" round cake with a little extra left over. Thanks for the great recipe 

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  • I love this recipe, although

    Submitted by Kirstie976 on 12. June 2015 - 11:04.

    I love this recipe, although I halved the ingredients as I didn't need this much.  Thanks for sharing!

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  • Seriously the best icing

    Submitted by keepitpretty on 13. May 2015 - 11:17.

    Seriously the best icing ever. 

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  • Tastes so good!

    Submitted by marycoelho85 on 4. May 2015 - 18:12.

    Tastes so good!

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  • Tastes great and pipes really

    Submitted by melissahammond on 21. April 2015 - 18:10.

    Tastes great and pipes really well. It makes a HUGE amount so have now put some in the freezer. Thermy also had a bit of trouble mixing - kept getting bubbles under the blades so I had to keep stopping to stir.

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  • Sorry I'm confUsed. I've seen

    Submitted by oichoy on 26. March 2015 - 20:23.

    Sorry I'm confUsed. I've seen two recipes with 250g copha/250g butter but one has 1000g icing sugar, the other 500g. Which one is it?

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  • thank you so much for doing

    Submitted by amanda orsum gargula on 12. March 2015 - 13:17.

    thank you so much for doing this i now have a new favourite Amanda

    Amanda Soft

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  • This is my new go to recipe

    Submitted by Bree M on 6. March 2015 - 16:21.

    This is my new go to recipe for birthday party cakes and cupcakes. The icing is beautiful and glossy, pipes really nicely and holds perfectly on the cake - no melting, no sliding, no mess. It does make heaps though, so plenty of leftovers.

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  • Awesome icing.  Easy light

    Submitted by Chrisseyc on 24. January 2015 - 22:52.

    Awesome icing.  Easy light fluffy tasty,,  Thanks for sharing  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Thank-You!! I have had

    Submitted by Teagan13 on 23. November 2014 - 12:25.

    Thank-You!!

    I have had trouble with buttercreams in the past in the thermy. But this one is lovely! I used brown vanilla and the mixture still came out looking white. So pleased.

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  • This was a disaster for me. I

    Submitted by kes1358 on 3. November 2014 - 21:45.

    This was a disaster for me. I reckon you may need to half the ingredients. My thermo could not handle all of the copha and butter and then when I added the icing sugar it was struggling so much to spin the ingredients around it was all thick and getting stuck and wouldn't move, just kept spinning the blade but the ingredients were just sitting there stuck!

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  • The best chocolate cupcakes

    Submitted by Purplerain on 3. November 2014 - 20:46.

    The best chocolate cupcakes ever!  So light and fluffy.  I used Nestle Plaistowe premium cocoa, lovely chocolatey taste.

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  • This recipe makes A LOT! I

    Submitted by ccurrys on 17. September 2014 - 10:37.

    This recipe makes A LOT! I iced 2 cakes and 12 cupcakes and still had around half of the mix left. However the icing tasted great and did not melt at all even though the cake was left out most of the morning. Thank you tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This recipe was exactly what

    Submitted by BikiniMama on 15. June 2014 - 14:10.

    This recipe was exactly what I was after for my daughters cupcakes.  The icing needed to be super thick and fluffy and stay that way as a fridge was not going to be always available.  After icing, I froze the cupcakes over night.  The next morning, they looked fantastic and thawed without any damage to the icing or decorations.  Thank you a million times for the fantastic recipe!!

     

     

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  • Used this to ice my

    Submitted by Nicole282 on 18. April 2014 - 09:10.

    Used this to ice my daughter's birthday cake - amazing, no sliding off! Made heaps though, I had loads leftover. 

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  • Hi there, Did you use 500gm

    Submitted by Lauren shakespeare on 26. March 2014 - 16:09.

    Hi there,


    Did you use 500gm or 1000 gm of icing sugar when you made this one? im a bit confused with the below comments of which quantitiy is supposed to be used?


    Thanks tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This was a total winner

    Submitted by Debstarmarks on 6. February 2014 - 11:44.

    This was a total winner despite me being sceptical of using the copha and the heat the cake was going to endure! I spilt it into separate containers, added colour and put it into the fridge for a few days. Took it out a few hours before icing and it was perfect for use in spatula and piping applications! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  • Yes 4 cups I worked out to be

    Submitted by Leanne Sloss on 24. September 2013 - 13:26.

    Yes 4 cups I worked out to be 500g icing sugar. I halved this recipe with 250g icing sugar and they were perfect! http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/recipes/buttery-vanilla-cupcakes/110796

    Leanne Sloss @thekitchensoulmate

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  • Great recipe  however only

    Submitted by Hermies Place on 11. August 2013 - 23:02.

    Great recipe  however only 500g or 4 cups of icing sugar required. Is 1000g a typo? 

    Thanks for sharing 

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  • I know everyone says it

    Submitted by dandriry@yahoo.com.au on 26. July 2013 - 15:19.

    I know everyone says it tastes great but has it got any fatty or oily after taste from the copha, I've never put copha in my buttercream before?

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  • Best icing recipe I've found!

    Submitted by julieg244 on 19. April 2013 - 18:27.

    Best icing recipe I've found!  I halved the recipe and had more than enough to do 24 cupcakes  Party

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  • I used this recipe for my

    Submitted by Jkbzc on 22. March 2013 - 13:23.

    I used this recipe for my daughters birthday cake, great recipe easy and spreads fantastically  tmrc_emoticons.) tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I used this recipe for my

    Submitted by Jkbzc on 22. March 2013 - 13:23.

    I used this recipe for my daughters birthday cake, great recipe easy and spreads fantastically  tmrc_emoticons.) tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This recipe was a life

    Submitted by belindapearl on 14. January 2013 - 14:24.

    tmrc_emoticons.) This recipe was a life saver!!! A 37 degree day on my daughter's birthday and all of my piping held up beautifully, thanks for sharing!!!!

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  • This looks like it would make

    Submitted by davmeljj on 20. September 2012 - 12:03.

    This looks like it would make quite a large amount. Has anyone successfully tried it using half the ingredients?

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  • Great! Hope you enjoy. I'll

    Submitted by gastromony on 14. September 2012 - 14:17.

    Great! Hope you enjoy. I'll have to dig out my nozzles but from memory it was one that was about 1.5/2cm wide. One the bigger side anyway as I'm terrible with small nozzles tmrc_emoticons.|

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  • Thank you so much I did get

    Submitted by belindaj24 on 14. September 2012 - 12:31.

    Thank you so much I did get this off Facebook recently and am going to make it this weekend! Once question, what size nozzle did you use to get that effect in the picture please? :0)

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