Mint Buttercream

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Ingredients

125 g Softened butter

125 g Icing sugar

20 - 30 g Water

1/8 tsp Mint oil (it is powerful stuff!) 

Method

Cream together the softened butter & the sifted icing sugar. 

When the mixture is light & fluffy stop the mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Continue creaming the butter & icing sugar - make it light & fluffier.

Add the mint oil & ~15 g(ml) of water

Continue creaming the mixture.

When the water has been fully incorporated, stop the mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in ~10 g(ml) of water.

Continue creaming the mixture.

Stop the mixer & taste a little of the icing. Is it sufficiently minty? If not gradually add a tiny bit more & mix this in.

Additional information

With most buttercream icings the amount of butter & icing sugar can be changed to suit your preferences. The ratio of butter to icing sugar in the recipe above is approximately 1 part butter to 1 part of icing sugar. If you want a sweeter icing increase the amount of icing sugar. A ratio of 1 part butter to 3 parts icing sugar also works.