Iftaar | 9th Ramadhaan | After Taraweeh treats

This was my first self-taught attempt at Buttercream Roses on cupcakes and let me tell you, it’s not as easy as you might think or that it looks but it’s not impossible either.

I wish I had taken pics during the process so that I could do a tutorial but I have none.
What I do have however, is a recipe for Buttercream that I’ve been asked for a good few times….so here goes *this recipe is adapted from a recipe given to me by Luvies Bakery in Johannesburg.

This standard buttercream recipe can be altered and added to in a million….or maybe MORE than a million ways with different flavours, colours, the addition of different textures etc.

What you need is:

125g of softened butter 125ml

180ml of sifted icing sugar

2 tblsp milk

any flavouring of your choice.


Now here’s the trick…..

Cream your butter good and solid….it must be fluffy and white.

Let me say that again:

Cream your butter until it’s white and fluffy (even if you are using a white butter you CANNOT skip this step, you still have to cream it til fluffy)

Now add the icing sugar 2-3 tablespoons as a time and beat well each time.

Add your milk only if needed and you want a softer cream, I always add a minimum of 1 tblsp.

Add your flavouring and voila!


 ~ Fehmz ~



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