Saturday, August 25, 2012

Basic Buttercream Frosting

3 sticks butter, softened
2 lbs. powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
whipping cream or 1/2 and 1/2 – enough to thin frosting to desired consistency
Beat butter in mixer on medium high  for 2-3 minutes or until pale and creamy.  Reduce speed to medium and add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.  Beat well after each addition increasing speed to high after all sugar is added. 
Add vanilla and food coloring if desired.  Beat until buttercream is smooth.  Can be refrigerated for several days if covered.  If refrigerating, bring to room temperature before using and beat on low until smooth.


Kimberly said...

Thank you for putting that up so quickly!! They go great with sugar cookies

Hannah and Harlees blogspot said...

I really wan to make this it sounds good for on cupcakes or a cake!!!!