Sweet, creamy, kinda dreamy…buttercream icing flavors paired with the right dessert can take an ordinary bake and turn it into something really extraordinary. We’ve collected 11 of our best buttercream flavors in one post to give you some serious inspiration and take buttercream’s base recipe to another level!

Peppermint Buttercream Recipe

Whip up a batch of this recipe to top off your favorite chocolate cake and give it a unique twist friends and family will love! Perfect for use as filling between cake layers or to top some holiday cupcakes!

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This recipe will give you the perfect consistency for a creamy topper to your next batch of cupcakes or delicious homemade cakes!

Snow White Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This classic white buttercream recipe is great for all your winter cake decorating. It’s pure white color also makes it ideal for tinting or piping snowmen!

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Whether you’re topping cakes, cookies, cupcakes or brownies, this White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is a delicious twist on the original. Try it on peppermint cookies or a homemade chocolate cake for a dessert everyone will love!

Caramel Buttercream Frosting Recipe

If you don’t have time to make a caramel sauce from scratch, this Caramel Buttercream Frosting is for you. Made using your favorite caramel ice cream topping, this exquisite frosting works up quickly and is great on everything from vanilla cupcakes to an entire apple cake!

Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

If you need more chocolate flavor in your frosting, get your cocoa powder ready and look no further than this Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe. Rich and creamy, this icing works well on pretty much any cake flavor. It’s also great on brownies and cookies too!

Mocha Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Featuring a silky-smooth finish and a pleasing texture, this Mocha Buttercream Frosting recipe is perfect for coffee lovers. Try it on your favorite cake and cookie recipes, and don’t forget to serve a cup of cappuccino or hot cocoa on the side!

Salted Caramel Buttercream Recipe

A tasty compliment to a spice cake or gingerbread cookies, this Salted Caramel Buttercream is made using a homemade caramel sauce. One recipe makes about 5 cups of icing, so this frosting is great for layer cakes or decorating big batches of cookies.

Maple Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Your favorite chocolate cake recipe will be made all the more delicious with this Maple Buttercream Frosting recipe. A salty topping, like peanuts (maybe even a dab of peanut butter) or bacon, make for the perfect finishing touch.

Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing Recipe

A perfect topping for a holiday pie, this Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing maintains its shape whether piped, smoothed or dolloped. With only four ingredients, including confectioners’ sugar, this is a tasty topping you can whip up in no time.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

From spice cake to gingerbread cake, this classic Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is a favorite come holiday season. Light and fluffy in texture but still firm enough to hold its shape, this frosting is all you need to take your desserts to the next level.

Another rich, creamy and decadent favorite to share during the merry season is some cheesecake. We’ve come up with a delicious list of Christmas and holiday cheesecakes you’ll want to serve to family and friends.

So, are you ready to take your buttercream game to another level? Let us know which flavor you’re going to make for your next bake in the comments, or take a picture of your perfect buttercream topped dessert and post it on Instagram.

Don’t forget to tag us @wiltoncakes so we can see it!

11 Different Buttercream Recipes

Sweet, creamy, kinda dreamy…buttercream icing flavors paired with the right dessert can take an ordinary bake and turn it into something really extraordinary
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