Vanilla Buttercream

Hey guys! So yesterday I showed you a really good vanilla cupcake recipe, and today I am going to be showing you the buttercream that used to frost them. I just got some new piping tips at the store, and wanted to try them out, so I made the buttercream thick so that I could use it with my number 104 rose tip. I also have a leaf tip, and one other that I got in a pack of 3. I have a picture that I am going to put at the end of this post to show how they turned out ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 cups of sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter- This is about 2 sticks, it needs to be softened- I used salted butter, I just didn’t include the salt at the end
  • 1/4 tsp. table salt
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • up to 4 tbsp. milk or heavy cream- I only used 1, and that made the perfect consistency

Directions:

  1. Beat the butter for a few minutes with a mixer on medium speed. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on the lowest speed so that the sugar doesn’t blow everywhere, until the sugar is mixed in with the butter. Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk/cream, again, I only used one, and beat for 3 minutes. If your frosting needs a stiffer consistency, add remaining sugar, I added in 4 cups total. If your frosting is too thick, then add in more milk.

NOTE: I USED A HAND MIXER FOR THIS… SO YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE A STAND MIXER ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed! This recipe is from http://savorysweetlife.com by the way.

This is what my cupcakes looked like after I frosted them. I know that some of them are really bad, but this was MY FIRST TIME EVER using any of those tips. I hope that you enjoyed… BYE!!!

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