A few months ago, I got tired of buying icing for all my cupcakes.
So I began the search for a new recipe.
I took this recipe and altered it slightly: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/buttercream-icing/detail.aspx
And I love it! Here’s what you do!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
Here’s what you do!
1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla.
2. Blend in the sugar, 1 cup at a time, blending well after each addition.
3. Beat in the milk.
4. Continue mixing until light and fluffy!
I always use it right after I make it, but if you will be using it later, keep it covered until ready to decorate.
With leftovers, I just refrigerate it until I need it again! When I need it, I let it sit out until it gets to room temperature and then I whip it fluffy!
So good, and it’s what I use on all my cupcakes!