Ermine Buttercream or Flour Buttercream

Ermine buttercream. It’s lighter than American Buttercream but easier to make than SMBC. It’s every bit as delicious, stable and very pipeable in our hot weather. Also, be assured there is no flour taste whatsoever.

Recipe (makes a small piping bag)


  • 16g plain flour
  • 80g milk

Butter cream

  • 100g salted butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g caster sugar


1. Add milk and flour into a pot. Use medium heat on stove and whisk constantly.


2. Lift off the stove when roux thickens and forms a paste, in about a few minutes

3. Leave to cool to room temperature.

4. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar till light and fully. Add in vanilla extract.5. Add in roux tablespoon by tablespoon. Whisking thoroughly after each addition.
6.And it’s done! Scoop into piping bag and pipe as you like!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Eden says:

    Which bread receipe you used for this?


    1. oladybakes says:

      I have used both Windsor and tearing toast for this.


  2. Xin says:

    Should I bake the bread first then pipe the buttercream?


    1. oladybakes says:

      Yes bake the bread first.


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