Have no fear! Making a buttercream board is an easy, yet impressive way to decorate cakes with ease. With this guide, you can learn how to make a beautiful buttercream board quickly and easily in no time at all! Easter celebration galore! First, you will need to gather your ingredients and tools.
How to Make a Buttercream Board For Easter
Serves: 8 people
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
What You Need:
½ cup shortening
½ cup butter, room temperature
500 grams powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract, pure
3 Tbsp water, room temperature
Assorted Snack Recommendations:
Chocolate chip cookies
What You Do:
1 – First, cream the shortening and butter together; scrape down the bowl.
2 – Slowly add the icing sugar; scrape down the bowl in between each addition of icing sugar.
3 – Then, add the vanilla.
4 – Slowly add the water and scrape down the bowl.
Dividing the icing into 3 bowls:
5 – Measure 1 cup of icing twice and put them into 2 medium size bowls; then color to your preference (I did pink and sky blue as my accent colors).
6 – With the remaining bowl, color it the color you choose to be the egg; I did purple. Add 1 additional tsp of water to make this spreadable consistency.
7 – Once you have the colors completed, you can fill 3 piping bags with a coupler, tip, and the icing.
8 – Trace the egg design or free hand it with the tip 12 and fill the middle with the extra icing, using an off-set spatula; then spread the icing until smooth.
9 – Using the remaining icing and colors, pipe a design of your choice!
10 – Fill your tray or pan with your choice of snacks and serve the board at room temperature so the icing is dippable with all your tasty treats!
When adding the icing (powdered) sugar; add it 4 different stages. If the mixture becomes too stiff for your hand beater, add a 1 tsp of water at a time. To achieve a spreadable consistency, add 1 tsp of water for each cup of the icing in the recipe. And to achieve a piping consistency, add 2 tsp of water for each cup of the icing in the recipe.
What We Used:
Tip 12 (round) for the purple to outline the egg shape
Tip 21 (star) for the pink
Tip 3 (round) for the blue
Snack options: brownies, strawberries, teddy grahams, pretzels, OREOs, chocolate chip cookies, and apple slices.
Unbleached Parchment Paper
Parchment paper (white)
4.25 inch Off- Set Metal Spatula:
Egg Colouring Page (cool2bkids.com)
Piping Bags- 12” Disposable Wilton
Wilton Food Coloring, 4 piece tip set, 2 piece tip set, and coupler