Homemade Buttercream Frosting

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Buttercream frosting is so simple but it took me awhile to perfect the consistency. The key to making a good buttercream is 1)making sure the butter is soft enough…about the consistency of ice cream, and 2) beating the butter alone for about 5 minutes until it turns from a yellow to an off white color.

I didn’t take good pictures of this process…as I did it at about 11:30pm and was tired. Basically, you just beat the butter and then slowly add the remaining ingredients:

2 sticks butter (not margarine)

3-4 cups powdered sugar

1 tbsp vanilla

2 tbsp milk

I was making cupcakes and so I decided to pipe the icing to make them a little fancier.

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I am using the pampered chef decorator…it has 5 tips that can be attached. This is the “open floral” tip, I believe.

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You can just start on the outside edge and make your way into the center. If the icing is soft and smooth enough, it will be very simple.

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Yum! You can refrigerate, but the icing will get pretty stiff of course.

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