I know, I can hear what you're thinking- Felicity swears time and time again she doesn't work with buttercream! And when it comes to decorated cakes, this is true! I am a fondant-only girl.
But when it comes to naked cakes, or cupcakes, I always need to have a fail-proof buttercream recipe ready to go, because when there's nothing else on that cake, the frosting makes or breaks!
I have been using Swiss meringue buttercream for a few years now, and it is always my go-to for naked cakes. It is silky, smooth, holds well, and isn't TOO sweet. And I'm sharing it with you!