Easy & Delicious Buttercream Icing

Buttercream Icing

 By: Crystal Barrett

 Makes enough for 24 cupcakes or a standard layer cake.



2 cups softened, unsalted sweet cream butter

6 cups powdered sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1-4 tbsp milk


Place butter in stand mixer (or a bowl to use hand mixer).

Beat on medium speed to cream butter.  I do this for about five minutes or more.

When the butter is soft and fluffy, add vanilla extract.  Beat 1 minute or until the butter and vanilla have been blended in well.

Add powdered sugar one cup at a time.

*I find it easiest to turn the mixer off, add a cup of the sugar, beat on lowest speed until the powdered sugar mixes in well enough to not make a mess, and then turn the mixer onto high speed to blend the rest of the cup of sugar in.  Repeat until all of the powdered sugar has been incorporated.

Beat about 3 minutes.

Add milk one tablespoon at a time while beating until you get the correct consistency for your piping needs.