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Simple Vanilla Buttercream

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About the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups icing sugar sifted

  • 2 cups unsalted butter room temperature 

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or flavoring of your choice

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted if lumpy

  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream room temperature

Preparation

Step 1


Prepare a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.

Step 2


Whisk butter until creamy.


Step 3


Reduce speed to low and add in icing sugar 1 cup at a time until well blended. Increase speed to med and beat for 3 minutes.


Step 4


Add vanilla and 2 Tbsp cream and continue to whip on medium for 1 minute.


Step 5


Add more cream as needed until desired consistency is reached (I added all 4 Tbsp).


Step 6


Whip until the frosting is smooth and silky.


Step 7


Use a 1M tip to do rosettes around the cake if desired.





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