Basic Buttercream Icing

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
6 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter or margarine, room temperature (use vegetable shortening when pure white icing is needed)
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or other desired flavoring
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar
Directions
  • Combine all the ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix at slow speed until smooth. If stiffer icing is needed, or if the weather is very warm, add a little extra sugar. This recipe is enough to cover and fill a 9 by 13-inch sheet cake or 2 (9-inch) layers.


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