Buttercream Icing Recipe

Buttercream Icing Recipe
A great cake frosting recipe to try ! Makes enough to frost an 8 - 9" cake and pipe borders
* 2 lbs. confectioner's sugar
* 2 tsps. vanilla
* about 1/2 c. milk (depending on desired consistency)
* 2 lbs. (4 sticks) butter at room temp.
* Optional: If making flowers replace butter with shortening

Place butter in mixer bowl. Mix on low until slightly softened. Add vanilla. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, 1 cup at a time. Blend on
low, scraping the beater and bowl down in between.

making buttercream icing2Add milk slowly, until you reach the desired consistency. 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.

This variation of the recipe is commonly referred to as American buttercream. The cake frosting recipe of bettercream icing is ready !!!