Swiss Meringue Buttercream 8 Amazing Ways

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Did you know a basic Swiss meringue buttercream recipe is actually a bowl filled with endless (creamy) possibilities? It's true! Here's all you need to know to transform your favorite frosting into... eight favorite frostings!

1. Hazelnut

Let's be real: everything is better with a heaping helping of Nutella, and buttercream is no exception. This buttercream is delicious with any cake (or just on its own tbh), but you can amp up the Nutella-esque flavors even more by spreading it on chocolate layers.

The only thing better than a creamy buttercream? One that's been infused with hazelnut flavor. This recipe from the Man About Cake himself, Joshua John Russell, might just change your mind about your favorite buttercream recipe.

2. Coffee

Calling all coffee addicts: this one's for you. The added espresso powder gives you that caffeine fix you crave, especially when slathered onto coffee sponge cake .

Coffee addicts, we see you. We are you. Turns out, so is Joshua John Russell. His recipe for coffee-flavored buttercream is so easy to make, you could even whip it up before your morning coffee.

3. Strawberry

Bright color, creamy texture and fruit-tastic taste — just try to resist this buttercream! Think about it: how cute will this frosting look when it's piped into little pink rosettes ??

What's pink and fruity and utterly irresistible? This simple strawberry frosting from Man About Cake. And if you know how to make Swiss meringue buttercream, you've basically already mastered it.

4. Pumpkin

If you feel like we do about pumpkin spice, you're gonna want to fill up a ton of piping bags. Pumpkin purée, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg combine to make a flavor we're always craving.

The perfect dessert to pair with your pumpkin spice latte (or to enjoy even after PSL season)? Anything frosted with pumpkin buttercream, via Man About Cake' s very own Joshua John Russell. Let's get baking.

5. Oreo

Grab a hammer and get baking! We're only kind of kidding. This buttercream is crazy simple — just crush some Oreo cookies and fold them into your Swiss meringue.

Swiss meringue buttercream + crushed Oreos. Yeah, it's that easy. This recipe from Man About Cake will make you love Oreos more than ever (if that's even possible.)

6. Caramel

Car-mel or cara-mel? No matter how you say it, there's one thing we can all agree on: it's delicious. Out of all the sweets you can cook with caramel , this buttercream just might top the list.

What's better than coating your cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream? Combining that creamy goodness with sweet and salty caramel, obviously! Take your frosting to the next level with this mouthwatering recipe by Bluprint's own Joshua John Russell.

7. Blackberry

Take a walk on the fruity side. This buttercream has a cool color and an even better taste, which makes it the perfect frosting and filling for any cake. We especially love it for summer!

You don't have to live in the Pacific Northwest to love blackberries — or this blackberry buttercream from Man About Cake's Joshua John Russell. And oh that color!

8. Peanut Butter

We'll never say no to mixing peanut butter with buttercream, especially if it means we have the ultimate topping for a peanut butter chocolate chip cake !

Peanut butter + buttercream = endless possibilities! Joshua John Russell's recipe lets you pick your own adventure. Frost some chocolate cupcakes for a Reese's vibe, or (if you really can't get enough peanut butter) smother a peanut-butter chocolate-chip cake.

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