Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Recipe:

2 sticks butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 tablespoons milk

4 cups powdered sugar


In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter, vanilla and milk on medium until smooth and well blended.  Slowly add powdered sugar and beat on medium-low until just mixed.  Increase speed to high and beat for two minutes.


Set aside a very small amount of frosting and color it black.  To the rest, add a drop of pink and a drop of tan, or any beige-ey color.


Using a large open star tip,  pipe the beige/tan frosting, spiraling it around a few times.  Using a round tip (I used #5) pipe a sharp tip in black (Hold your piping bag at a 90 degree angle...squeeze a good dab of frosting then slowly pull up as you continue piping. When it gets to desired height, stop piping FIRST, then lift tip up)