Buttercream Icing

Are you looking for a simple and easy icing to make? Well Buttercream icing is perfect for you! It only takes a few minutes to make and it is fool proof, well almost. Many years ago my friend and I took a Wilton Cake Decorating Class and one of our assignments was to make Buttercream frosting. We were not thinking and hand mixed the icing instead of using a mixer. Yes, I know rookie mistake but at the time we were only in eight grade. However, buttercream icing can not only be used for icing cakes and cupcakes but it can also be used to pipe cute decorations which will make any cake look more presentable! This is the recipe that Wilton taught me. Try this classic recipe and please use a mixer;)

Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 stick of butter
2 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
4 cups of confectioners' sugar

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You will want to mix the butter and the shortening together (with a mixer!) until smooth, next you will add the vanilla, if you use Wilton's Clear Vanilla Extract then it will not give your icing that dull color that normal vanilla extract does. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar one cup at a time at medium speed, don't freak out! The icing will look dry but this is when you add in your milk, and waa laa! Buttercream frosting. In the picture above I added light blue coloring to my frosting and I also added pink edible sugar pearls to give it that girly touch. Enjoy!

1 comment

  1. i live in the netherlands and butter sticks are not the same i think how much gram is it?