Vanilla Buttercream Icing

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened

4 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar (pre-sifted)

1/4 teaspoon table salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract up

4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (can use milk)




Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on the lowest speed until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.

Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes. If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add remaining sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add remaining milk 1 tablespoons at a time.

* if icing is too thick, add more milk, if it’s too thin, add more confectioner sugar.

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