Recipe courtesy of Bronwen Weber


  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 cups servings
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2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups 10x or 12x powdered sugar, sifted

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons good vanilla extract

1/4 cup buttermilk


  1. In a 5-quart mixer add the butter and using a paddle attachment, slowly beat in the sugar. Add salt, vanilla, and buttermilk and beat to until slightly stiff. You can adjust the consistency by adding more buttermilk, if you prefer a softer icing. This is a base icing adjustable to having ingredients added for your own flavors.
  2. This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
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