Thursday, January 2, 2014
Until I get a better photo to post, this downright messy picture of buttercream frosting IN ACTION will have to do. But, the fact is....this is buttercream frosting in all its' glory. On the fingers and lips of children. Making the world a colorful place. A happy place. A delicious place.
* Beat 1/3 c. butter until fluffy.
* Add 2 c. powdered sugar- but until fluffy.
* Slowly add 1/4 c. milk and 1 1/2 t. vanilla.
* Beat an additional 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar.
(At this point add more milk or sugar to reach desired consistency. if necessary.)
* Color as you see fit.
PS. To make enough icing for my Farmhouse Cut-Out Cookies, I double this recipe.
PPS. If you add a bit more confectionary sugar to the icing for stiffness, it makes a lovely substitute for royal icing. One that actually has flavor! (In my opinion.)
PPPS. If the icing is to be piped, I sift the powdered sugar when adding it to the bowl.