Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A soft mixture of butter and icing sugar used as a filling or topping for a cake.
- ‘They're different in that what I would normally put as a filling - butter and sugar - is instead made into a syrup or buttercream, and placed in paper cups.’
- ‘But instead, I use her recipe for buttercream frosting and make cupcakes.’
- ‘Others - notably anything frosted with the unpleasantly grainy chocolate buttercream frosting - can cloy.’
- ‘It's about being stressed out and not knowing any other way to be good to myself besides eating cupcakes with buttercream frosting.’
- ‘For the vanilla buttercream: Combine sugar, water and vanilla bean in small saucepan.’
- ‘Transfer buttercream to pastry bag fitted with small tip and garnish edges of each cake.’
- ‘Here the biscuit and buttercream were subtly infused with Matcha powder instead, so that every rich chocolate bite was followed by an aromatic green tea after-shadow, slightly seaweedy but in a good way.’
- ‘It's a chocolate bottom, filled with vanilla buttercream.’
- ‘He continued to decorate a few dozen cupcakes, all covered with bright blue buttercream frosting.’
- ‘The first bite of this little cookie of almond-enriched meringue reveals sweet and reassuring buttercream… then the disconcerting jolt of musky, earthy white truffles.’
- ‘Sherman's rhythmic snoring soothed him and he liked the way his partner always smelled like buttercream frosting on a cake.’
- ‘I actually got intimidated by the amount of sugar used, so cut some down in the cake and buttercream (for the lemon curd and pine trees parts, well, there wasn't much I could do).’
- ‘You can also put a buttercream on top, flavoured in the same way.’
- ‘When using buttercream, frost entire cake thinly.’
- ‘The focus of this class is learning and perfecting various kinds of piping and flowers made from buttercream and royal icing.’
- ‘I think you should do a whipped cream chocolate icing (rather than buttercream or ganache or something) because it's lighter in color.’
- ‘Pipe some peanut butter buttercream into the bottom, cover with a cupcake piece, and set aside on a parchment-lined sheet pan.’
- ‘The worst thing you can do is expect him to match your ten to twenty years of feminine wisdom on the relative merits of buttercream vs. fondant.’
- ‘For the rose petal cream: In bowl of food processor fitted with paddle, cream buttercream and butter until fluffy.’
- ‘Katja's key to success is American buttercream.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.