*Happy Dance* The lovely Lyndsay from Lulubelle’s Bakes has shared her favourite way to make the yummiest buttercream icing with us! 

Worn like a crown on a cupcake, and wrapped around a cake like a hug, buttercream icing is a much-loved essential to many-a-bake.

Thank you for sharing your scrumptious way with us, Lyndsay!

- Flavour Nation Crew

Lyndsay McEwan shares her fabulous recipes with us

Lyndsay's Buttercream Icing

The flavour is up to you!


  • 250 g softened wooden spoon margarine or butter or 50/50 mix
  • 1 kg icing sugar
  • 100 ml milk powder
  • 80 ml watm water
  • a pinch of salt if using margarine
  • 6 ml vanilla essence plus 4 ml of your chosen Flavour Nation flavour


  • Beat butter, milk powder, warm water and vanilla essence together with 500g icing sugar – mix well.
  • Add remaining 500g icing sugar and mix well.
  • Add colour and flavouring if required..
  • Cover with a clean damp cloth direclty onto the icing. Place clingfoil or lid onto container until ready to use.
  • Icing can be frozen for up to a month. Defrost throughly and allow icing to reach room temperature before using. You may need to beat it to soften a little bit before use.
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