Monday, April 11, 2011

Buttercream Icing

3 sticks butter, softened
2 lbs. powdered sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Whipping cream or half & half

Beat butter in mixer on medium high for 2-3 minutes or until pale and creamy. Reduce speed to medium and add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition increasing speed to high after all sugar is added.

Add vanilla and food coloring if desired. Beat until buttercream is smooth. Can be refrigerated for several days if covered. If refrigerating, bring to room temperature before using and beat on low until smooth.

I made this for Tyler and Claire's birthday cakes and it was delicious!  I used it on a Duncan Hines Golden Butter cake mix and it was a yummy combo!