431 – Best Buttercream For Piping / كريمة الزبدة لتزيين الكيك
- 50 grams (3 tablespoons) of water
- 150 grams (2/3 cups) white granulated sugar
- 450 grams (2 cups) unsalted batter, softened
- 150 grams egg whites (the whites of around 5 large egg)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
1- In a saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Cook on medium high heat until the syrup starts boiling.
2- Keep cooking until the syrup reaches 122 C degree (which is around 250 F), then remove from the heat.
3- Place the egg whites in the bowl of a standing mixer. Whip the egg whites with the whisk attachment, at medium-high speed until stiff but not dry.
4- Add the sugar syrup to your egg whites in a stream and continue beating on high speed for around 5 minutes until the sides of the bowl cool down and feel like it’s at room temperature.
5- With the mixer still running, add the butter bit by bit, beating until you get a smooth texture.
6- Scrape the sides of the bowl if necessary to make sure that all the ingredients are well mixed.
7- Beat for 3 to 5 minutes; then, add the vanilla and beat for another minute.
8- And here you go, smooth velvety butter cream! Divide the butter cream into separate bowls and add the colorings of your choice.