Here is a 24 chocolate cupcakes designed to form a letter M and I have added the panda theme to some of the toppers a long with the pink and off white buttercream base.
A while back I saw a few posts about buttercream being gritty dispite using icing sugar that has been sifted.
So recently I have been experimenting with the condensed milk buttercream recipe but some people said they didn’t like the taste of condensed milk in their buttercream. So I tried replacing it with thick cream an icing sugar, I started by heating the thick cream and gradually melting the sugar in it then letting it cool down a bit before adding it to the butter.
I found out that the brand of butter matters a lot, so you need to buy a brand that will remain a bit solid even when it is at room temperature.
If the butter you started with separates some oil from the solids when its left at room temperature, then its not sutable for decorating
1 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 can of condensed milk (replaced by 2/3 cup cream and 1.5 cup of icing sugar and stir until it melted with no grains)
2 tea spoon vanilla
Picture to show the TEXTURE and final results it tastes delicious too.