There are a lot of buttercream recipes out there, but this is hands down our favourite, it keeps its form, its easy to pipe with, colours well and tastes yummy!
Used to make sugar flowers, the benefit of DIY it that it's much whiter and has finer results that store bought paste (Also known as gum paste).
At Planet Cake we use this particular recipe for lace piping, we like to make our own royal icing to pipe with as it is firmer and holds its form better, it is also whiter. (Don't get this royal icing recipe confused with recipes to decorate cookies etc)
This fabulous fondant recipe is great if you wish to add flavouring to your icing or live in a humid climate and find the store bought icing too tacky.