Saturday, March 29, 2008

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


I hope everyone had a beautiful Saturday. The weather here was gorgeous with bright sunny skies and temps in the 50's! Hubby and I got to enjoy a nice dinner out together. It's been soooo long since we've been able to do that.
Anyway, I have that frosting recipe that I promised earlier this morning. Rue, your comment cracked me up! I still giggle when I read it! So here it is:
1 cup(2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened but not melted
6-8 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy; about 3-5 minutes. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency. You may not need to add all of the sugar. Use and store the icing at room temperature because icing will set if chilled. Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
This recipe makes enough for one 2-layer cake or 2 dozen cupcakes.
I must give credit where credit is due...I got this recipe from Magnolia Bakery while doing a recipe search for Vanilla Buttercream Icing.
It's delicious!!!

9 comments:

Alison Boon said...

Pink and green icing looks so tasty. I can't persuade my youngest to have any colour other than pink.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh my!!! This is very much like the recipe that the girls on my mom's side of the family has used since all we girls were little cousins! One cousin and I (we baked the most) would eat HALF of each batch of this frosting (don't think we could get away with it these days)! lol

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Rue said...

You are officially my tummy's best friend... my diet doesn't like you though LOL

I copied it and now it is going to be known as Erin's Classy Rabbit Frosting at my house :)

If it wasn't after midnight I'd be at the store getting the ingredients right now! I am so not kidding...

Thank you soooo much sweetie for doing that!

Big hugs,
rue :)

Beverly said...

What a way to start my Sunday morning, and all thanks to you. I found your comment on my blog, and of course, I had to link here to yours.

I hardly know what to say because I love everything. I mean really - cupcakes with pink and green frosting and your exquisite artistic flair. Thanks for sharing all you love that is beautiful.

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Erin,
Thanks for your visit today and your sweet words :)
Its so pretty here, I love your choice in music too, very soothing...
Happy Spring to you and your family Erin!
Jo-Anne

Rue said...

Hi Erin :)

I have an award for you over at my blog and you've been tagged.

Rue

Jillian said...

Hi Erin! Can't wait to see the pictures you were talking about...
too funny.

Thank you for the icing recipe...I'll save it to my fav's!

Have a great week and thanks for visiting!

Mrs. B said...

Oh, that sounds delicious. Mmmm, butter. I love cupcakes, so I'm definately going to try this out. Those cupcakes on your older post look so pretty. I also liked those paper mache bunnies you had in that post. I've been wanting to try paper mache.

I saw that you were one of Rue's award recipients. Congratulations!

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