Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

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"After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents."

Ingredients

15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 228 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream room temperature butter with a hand mixer, the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, or a wooden spoon until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract.
  2. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add food coloring, if using, and beat for thirty seconds until smooth or until desired color is reached.
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Creamy and fluffy frosting, yet still perfect for piping/decorating. One recipe, however, was barely enough to frost ten cupcakes, so keep this in mind for any of your frosting or decorating nee...

awesome frosting. easy to decorate with. the only changes i made was that i melted the butter and added 2/3 cup of cocoa to make the frosting a chocolate flavor.

This is a great buttercream icing recipe. I followed it fairly closely, thought I did add extra vanilla, which then necessitated adding some extra 10X sugar to make up for the extra liquid. It...