Quick and Almost Professional Buttercream Icing

    Quick and Almost Professional Buttercream Icing

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    This is our favourite creamy and fluffy buttercream icing that is perfect for piping and decorating. Tint with food colouring for any special occasion.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 115g unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 250g icing sugar, sifted
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 3 drops food colouring, or as needed (optional)

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Beat the 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 icing sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract.
    2. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add food colouring, if using, and beat for thirty seconds until smooth or until desired colour is reached.
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    631

    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 needs. I used this for coconut cupcakes, so I flavored it with some coconut oil flavoring, then topped with toasted, shredded coconut. I would call this one of the more exceptional buttercream frosting recipes.  -  25 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    348

    I'm a novice cake decorator and this is the first time I've ever in my life reviewed a recipe, but I was so overjoyed I had to do it. I have been trying buttercream recipes for 4 months now, and it's been horrible. I wanted something that did not include the nasty shortening, and was easy to make. I didn't have any luck with any meringue buttercreams either, which just tasted like a big block of butter and requires refrigeration, re-whipping, etc. I was THRILLED to find this recipe! First I made the initial recipe as written, which was a small batch. Then I quadrupled the recipe to make 32 servings to frost/decorate a 9 x 13 layer cake. I found that it's EXTREMELY important to cream the softened butter for several minutes first, then I added the confectioners sugar (after sifting it first) a cup at a time until combined. Then added clear vanilla extract, and for the 4x recipe I only used 1 Tbsp skim milk. Then really important: continue to beat for another 4 minutes! Came out SO fluffy and light and snow white colored. Extremely easy to frost and pipe decorations. Got a nice crust as well. I had several "foodies" taste it and they gave it 2 thumbs up as well. THANK YOU!!!!!  -  11 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    237

    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.  -  24 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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