Icing icing icing! Everyone should have a basic cream cheese icing in their arsenal. And cream cheese is a such a great go to icing when you want something really rich. Perfect on red velvet or chocolate cake!
Swiss meringue buttercream is so decadent. It's a little more time consuming than regular American buttercream. However, if you have the extra time I highly recommend it. It takes about 25 minutes to make. If you have a stand mixer, it will make the job sooooooo much easier. I'm using a hand mixer, because that's what I have, and it works just as well. It's just a little more labor intensive.
Oh my gosh! This buttercream recipe is so rich and delicious that you'll want to lick the bowl clean (I have actually had to fend off the little one over the beaters). You can change up the flavors and colors any way you want. The possibilities are endless!
Yum! One of my all time favorite recipes! Why? Because it's sooooooo delicious AND one of the easiest icings anyone can make!