Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Basic But Delicious Butter Cream Frosting

I use quite a bit of frosting in many of my recipes as well as my tutorials, so I thought it appropriate to include a quick recipe for those of you that wish to make your own.

Easy and delicious, you can add to this recipe to make as many different flavors as you desire!! It's typically a base for any of my flavored buttercreams.

This is what you will need to make basic vanilla butter cream:
  • 1 lb.of confectioners sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter (1 Cup) softened
  • 1-2 tbsp. Milk
  • 1/2 tbsp. Vanilla extract
In a bowl cream the butter and vanilla extract. Slowly add in the confectioners sugar until creamy, add in milk.

This should frost approximately 24 Cupcakes.

That's it..so easy.

Add in other flavors if you like. Butter cream is seriously HARD to mess up.Since the base of this recipe is butter, I use this frosting more for taste than for decorating, although you could use it to decorate..just refrigerate the finished dessert so the butter will harden up.

For a decorating butter cream please refer to the recipe below, it's not as tasty, but serves it's purpose.

 Butter Cream for decorating

This is what you will need:

  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 1 cup of shortening
  • 1 lb. of confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp. meringue powder.
  • 1/2 tbsp. of vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp. milk or water

In a bowl cream together the margarine, shortening and vanilla. Add in the confectioners sugar and meringue powder and continue to mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Add in as much milk/water to the mix until the desired consistency is achieved. This recipe works better for decorating, because unlike a full butter recipe, it holds it's shape at room temperature.

Hope you enjoy!