Types of Buttercream
Made by creaming together fat and sugar to the desired consistency.
Creamed less than a regular simple buttercream which creates a stiff paste suitable for making flowers and other cake decorations.
Fondant buttercream is created by creaming together equal parts of butter and fondant.
A light mix of butter and meringue.
Made by beating a sugar syrup into beaten egg yolks and whipping to a light foam. Softened butter is then whipped in. This icing is very rich, smooth, and light.
Made by beating together thick pastry cream and softened butter.