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Buttercream Icing


Number of Servings: 8 - 10
Prep Time: 10 Skill Level: Easy


2 lbs. confectioner's sugar
2 tsps. vanilla
about 1/2 c. milk (depending on desired consistency)
1/2 lb. (2 sticks) butter or margarine at room temp. - 1 lb. (4 sticks) if making flowers


1. Place butter in mixer bowl. Mix on low until slightly softened.

2. Add vanilla.

3. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, 1 cup at a time. Blend on low, scraping the beater and bowl down in between.

4. Add milk slowly, until you reach the desired consistency. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed to make the icing smooth.

Helpful Hints:

If you accidentally add too much milk and have no extra confectioner's sugar on hand,the buttercream frosting can only serve to frost the cake. It's better to take your time adding the milk to get the consistency right.

If piping decorations with this buttercream icing recipe, do not overbeat. Incorporating too many air bubbles will cause problems during the decorating process.

Submitted By :

Theresa Green

Web Link :

Cake Decorating Corner


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