Is a cake without frosting still a cake? What about cupcakes? Would we enjoy baking as much if we didn't get to lick the frosting off the mixer prongs at the end? That's a lot of philosophical questions right there!
Frostings and cakes go together like peanut butter and jelly and every baker needs to master frosting basics. Start with my tutorial on How to Make Swiss Meringue Buttercream and then try the Simple Vanilla Buttercream (American Buttercream) and my Easy Chocolate Buttercream. Don't forget to Learn How to Make Buttercream White! You'll find them all here including a whole host of frosted cake and cupcake recipes to try them out on!