Cuisine Fiend

Making buttercream using a little blender

If you only need a small quantity of buttercream, make it in one of those miniature blenders. If you use a mixer, it might just vanish around the sides of the bowl. First whizz butter until fluffy, then carefully add icing sugar and give it a good whizz, scraping the sides every so often. Add flavourings and whizz up again.

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