Classic Italian ButtercreamBy Marjorie Perotti-BrewsterClassic Italian Buttercream is light, fluffy and not too sweet. It's easy to make and can last for several days refrigerated and may also be frozen for several months. You can make it just about any flavor by using extracts and concentrates. The recipe is easily doubled for larger cakes or cupcakes. Temperature is key. Be certain that the sugar syrup is up to 240℉. For best results meringue should be at room temperature prior to adding the room temperature butter and you will always have better and consistent successes if you use a scale for measuring ingredients.