How to Frost a Gradient Cake ⎜PANTONE 2016 Party Cake

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Recipe for Buttercream Frosting

Makes enough to frost a 3-layer 6-inch cake

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Ingredients:

200g Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
250g Icing Sugar
1/2tsp Vanilla Bean Paste/ Vanilla Extract
2-3Tbsp Milk (not a must)
Food Colouring (Americolor Dusty Pink; Wilton Royal Blue and Americolor Sky Blue)

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Directions:

  1. Beat unsalted butter till creamy.
  2. Gradually sift in all icing sugar, and beat on low speed.
  3. Beat on medium-high speed for around 5 minutes (or 15 minutes by hand) till mixture is fluffy and doubled in size.
  4. Add in vanilla extract/bean paste.
  5. Divide into two equal portions and dye into desired colour with food colouring.

Buttercream frosting can be stored for up to 7 days in an air-tight container and refrigerated.

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