How To Make Buttercream Icing Without Powdered Sugar

How To Make Buttercream Icing Without Powdered Sugar

Many people love baking and decorating cupcakes and cakes, but it's easy to get tired of using the same ingredients over and over again. It's also possible to run out of a particular ingredient and look for alternatives to substitute it. Are you looking for a way to prepare icing or filling without using powdered sugar? Although it seems impossible, it is not!

Why not try making glacé icing or royal icing by substituting sugar? Stay with us at oneHOWTO and we'll give you some alternative answers to how to make buttercream icing without powdered sugar.

Between 15 & 30 minutes low difficulty
Steps to follow:

Before starting to prepare the ingredients to make buttercream icing without powdered sugar, you must bear in mind that the proportion of syrup must be equal to that of butter.

If you don't know or remember how to make syrup, do not worry. You only need water and regular white sugar - not icing sugar: learn more in our article on how to make syrup at home. Once you have your homemade syrup ready, you can continue working on your icing.


It is important that you keep the butter at room temperature in order to beat it more easily. If you have forgotten to take it out of the fridge, you can heat the butter in the microwave. Be very careful not to overdo it, because you'll need to make a cream, not an oil or liquid.

In order to make buttercream icing without powdered sugar, the butter should be soft but still solid and workable.


And so, beat the butter with the help of a whisk - an electric one or the food processor whisk will always be of added help. Your goal is to achieve a creamy texture, never a liquid one.


Once you have the right texture for your homemade buttercream icing, add the vanilla extract or other flavoring of your choice. Mix it further so that the vanilla flavor completely permeates the cream.

If you want to give color to the buttercream icing, now is the time to add a few drops of food coloring and mix it again with with the whisk to integrate it.


The next step to make buttercream icing will be to slowly add the syrup that you previously prepared. Do not pour it in all at once; rather, pour it slowly as it absorbs well into the mix. Your goal is to avoid two differentiated parts.

Keep stirring for some extra minutes, until you see that your homemade buttercream icing has a fluffy consistency.


And ready! That is all you must do to make buttercream icing without powdered sugar. Now you will be able to decorate all kinds of cupcakes, biscuits, tarts or whatever comes to mind. Will you share with us your opinions and what you thought of the results?

If you're looking for more cake decoration ideas, don't miss these great fondant icing and fondant with marshmallows recipes.

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