Claire Teaches You Cake Frosting (Lesson 3) | Baking School | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 26 April 2019
  • From fluffy Italian Meringues to savory Swiss Buttercreams, there’s a wild world of frostings in the mix. Claire’s got a signature style to whip ‘em all up, plus all the tricks to save your spreads when disaster strikes. And yes, you’re definitely allowed to lick the mixer when you’re done.

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  • saskewoo
    saskewoo  4 days back

    What do you do if you can't get block cream cheese? We only have the tub cream cheese here in Germany... 😕

    • Siun Collins
      Siun Collins  2 weeks back

      The only day 3 that Claire enjoys: frosting day

      • Intactbjörn
        Intactbjörn  3 weeks back

        *Explaining the Brad shower/towel situation:* It's funny to douse someone in something (like baby powder) that sticks to wet/damp surfaces making it obnoxious to clean off.
        *In defense of his sister/why she would use a closed container;* she was just trying to scare him by pretending she was about to blast him with baby powder. However, I personally believe she knew it wasn't closed so she's still guilty.

        • Intactbjörn
          Intactbjörn  3 weeks back

          "Night cereal" sounds like something Charlie Kelly would eat.

          • hyrulphicsound
            hyrulphicsound  1 months back

            Is anyone else getting bothered by that slicing job on the birthday cake? Three episodes in and it's still bothering me. What happened to it?

            • William Jennings
              William Jennings  1 months back

              Claire: An open question- of what cream cheese is?
              Minor debate exists, the topic could make a fermentation episode.

              • Shay Cortez
                Shay Cortez  1 months back

                brings me back to the days of making the 60lb batch of Italian Meringue frosting and running into all the problems Claire was talking about ,except i had my boss yelling at me What did you do?!!

                • Marie Knudsen
                  Marie Knudsen  1 months back

                  Did she say orange buttercream would be good on olive oil cake??

                  • Lindsay Griffin
                    Lindsay Griffin  2 months back

                    Carla walking in with like a pen in her mouth and grabbing a bottle of wine in the background at 15:08 is me

                    • Jennifer Kingsbury
                      Jennifer Kingsbury  2 months back

                      Should have covered ermine frosting. Difficulty level between American buttercream and swiss merengue, so pretty simple. It's light, silky and not too sweet.

                      • Kristian Silviano Rodriguez

                        Night cereal is a thing?? I thought I just got that from my mom lol

                        • Scott Brady
                          Scott Brady  2 months back

                          claire doing very un-robotic activities in the food area. splendiferous post here on YouTube. indulge yourself, and enjoy claire's straight forward and calm explainations about food science. i always do. ..if its not how to reproduce oreos in your garage, for the sake of the challenge, i'm guessing. someone at BA knows. if they can remove their head from a deep dark moist place that its often stuck inside...

                          • Lissy Cabrera Ventura
                            Lissy Cabrera Ventura  2 months back

                            Lmao merengue is the best!!! Why can’t that be the default frosting in America

                            • Spookay T'is Me
                              Spookay T'is Me  2 months back

                              Why is Claire the only one changing clothes and saying "now today we're going to..." as if she's trying to get us to think that it's a new vid on a different day!
                              It's so stupid! Brad is in the same outfit, as is everyone else! Dumb

                              • Alexandra Lustig
                                Alexandra Lustig  2 months back

                                where are the full recipes?

                                • Mary Runkle
                                  Mary Runkle  3 months back

                                  I love watching Brad/Claire interactions because they clearly love each other and her voice changes and her face gets all cute and scrunchy from happiness. It's a really beautiful friendship.

                                  • Wordless06
                                    Wordless06  3 months back

                                    No measurements for the Swiss Meringue Buttercream?

                                    • asantesamuel13
                                      asantesamuel13  3 months back

                                      So much yes in this video. Wanna make the carrot cake 🤤

                                      • f_marz
                                        f_marz  3 months back

                                        For the love of all that his holy please post the recipe!!!!!

                                        • Natasha Krasle
                                          Natasha Krasle  3 months back

                                          I kinda wish y'all had included a flour-based buttercream. It's my favorite. Yum though!

                                          • J N
                                            J N  3 months back

                                            I completely understand that Clair has a lot on her plate, but I feel like these episodes were so rushed that the idea didn’t come through well. Generally there is some good info, but a lot of missed opportunities to explain things.

                                            • Grant Shalks
                                              Grant Shalks  3 months back

                                              AMERICAN ... butter cream ...?


                                              • seizureplease
                                                seizureplease  3 months back


                                                • seizureplease
                                                  seizureplease  3 months back

                                                  It's not made with hazelnoots, CLAIRE.

                                              • doro626
                                                doro626  3 months back

                                                I'm going to hang outside of the BA offices with a sign saying" Will eat BA youtube leftovers".

                                                • doro626
                                                  doro626  3 months back

                                                  Whats the difference between frosting V.s Icing Claire? Did little house on the prarie lie to me?

                                                  • Richard Phillips
                                                    Richard Phillips  3 months back

                                                    Claire and her blowtorch. Name a more iconic duo.

                                                    • peaceoglory
                                                      peaceoglory  3 months back

                                                      Can someone please tell me why do recipes always call for UNSALTED butter, but then also salt??

                                                      • House Cat
                                                        House Cat  3 months back

                                                        Can you start putting links for the recipe in the description it’s kinda a hassle to find the amounts

                                                        • Patterson Tree Farm
                                                          Patterson Tree Farm  4 months back

                                                          Great instructional video, thank you Claire.

                                                          • michelle rodriguez
                                                            michelle rodriguez  4 months back

                                                            That couple is adorable

                                                            • Tati
                                                              Tati  4 months back

                                                              I seriously think this is the best how-to cake video i've ever watched!!! all my failures explained... Also brads so funny

                                                              • QUÂN PHẠM
                                                                QUÂN PHẠM  4 months back

                                                                My buttercream start to separate into cream and water after i add the butter, Help!!!!

                                                                • MommyOfZoeAndLiam
                                                                  MommyOfZoeAndLiam  4 months back

                                                                  10:05 I didn't have a hand mixer until after I got one as a wedding present, and I've been baking since I was a child, so I was taught to do this with an electric hand mixer, by placing the bowl of meringue in the bowl of ice to help it cool slightly (I also live in the Las Vegas desert, so maybe that's why it is often needed to be done).

                                                                  • MommyOfZoeAndLiam
                                                                    MommyOfZoeAndLiam  4 months back

                                                                    OH Brad, I understand your pain, I accidentally squeezed a plume of baby power into my own face/eyes as a kid. Yes blind, in pain, getting back to the bathroom to wash my eyes out, it was a horrible experience and to this day (40) I am so careful with baby powder, I always untwist the top pinged away from my or anyone's face, and my kids aren't allowed to use baby powder unsupervised, but I warned my children about it too so they now why and don't try to use it without me.

                                                                    Also FYI did you know there is a thing called diaper lung from babies breathing in baby powder? So be careful with it folks. Also a thing called clown lung from breathing in the heavy powder they must use over the greasepaint they use, so be careful with makeup.

                                                                    • Mia Mirkovic
                                                                      Mia Mirkovic  4 months back

                                                                      Claire should actually teach baking for a living (as long as she still keeps making videos with ba lol). She seriously has a talent for it

                                                                      • S E
                                                                        S E  4 months back

                                                                        Brad is super cute! 🤣

                                                                        • feisht613
                                                                          feisht613  4 months back

                                                                          claire has the best giggle

                                                                          • sininv1
                                                                            sininv1  4 months back

                                                                            Would love to see more baking .. please other cake recipes too.. thanks. :)

                                                                            • Megan Gilson
                                                                              Megan Gilson  4 months back

                                                                              Okay so I have a buttercream frosting question! So I know generally how to make icing, but I don’t have a candy thermometer so I can’t make swiss buttercream 🤷🏼‍♀️ rip but I think buttercream is SO sweet. So what exactly would happen if I put citric acid in? Just like 1/4 teaspoon or less. Would it become too slack? Would it separate? If you could clue me in that would be great thanks!

                                                                              • Neph Drummond
                                                                                Neph Drummond  4 months back

                                                                                Okay but now I need to see a cream cheese frosting with no butter demonstration!

                                                                                • Kasey Fox
                                                                                  Kasey Fox  5 months back

                                                                                  Claire, love you so much but.... WE WANT THE RECIPES! Please and thank you.

                                                                                  • Jeremy
                                                                                    Jeremy  5 months back

                                                                                    Yo, for the Swiss meringue I'm pretty sure you're supposed to heat the egg mixture on the double boiler to 160 degrees. To kill off potential salmonella. If you don't heat it enough it's just raw egg on a cake.....

                                                                                    • Jayme Ann
                                                                                      Jayme Ann  5 months back

                                                                                      Just curious as to why it has to be Philly cream cheese? What's the difference between theirs and a local farms fresh cream cheese? Hopefully you'll answer someday!

                                                                                      • Jayme Ann
                                                                                        Jayme Ann  5 months back

                                                                                        Brad is hilarious, I love when he talks with Claire!! ❤️❤️

                                                                                        • Jayme Ann
                                                                                          Jayme Ann  5 months back

                                                                                          Claire is the best, I love watching everything she does!! Keep up the amazing work, girl, you're appreciated!! ❤️❤️

                                                                                          • BooRadleyTube
                                                                                            BooRadleyTube  5 months back

                                                                                            I've never heard a Swiss Buttercream described as "savory," BA.

                                                                                            • Nicoletta Dalla Ragione
                                                                                              Nicoletta Dalla Ragione  5 months back

                                                                                              Cream cheese frosting has been a struggle for me, I live in italy and every time I used our Philadelphia cream cheese at room temperature it would turn the frosting liquid, no matter how much icing sugar I use. I can have good results only if I use chilled philadelphia. However since I am using the butter at room temperature it is very difficult not to get butter lumps in the frosting because the chilled philadelphia hardens the butter. Any suggestions????

                                                                                              • badlesbian1983
                                                                                                badlesbian1983  5 months back

                                                                                                I am shipping Brad and Claire