Friday, October 15, 2010

Frosting from the store? Never Again!

I grew up with a mother who made everything from scratch, buttercream frosting included.  Once you have tasted homemade frosting, you CAN'T eat frosting from a can.  Here is the easiest, most delicious recipe for buttercream frosting. 

(Frosting will cover: 3 dozen cookies, 24 cupcakes, 2- 9inch rounds, 9x13)

Put 3/4 cube butter (room temperature) in a medium bowl
Add 1/3 bag powdered sugar and mix together
Add 1/4 cup cream or milk
Add the rest of the bag of powdered sugar and mix well
Secret Ingredient: 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
If the consistency is still not thick enough, add more powdered sugar.  If it is too thick, add a teaspoon more of cream or milk.  If it tastes too sugary, add 1 tbsp more of butter.  Once you have the consistency right, then add food coloring if necessary.  You cannot screw up this recipe.  It is very forgiving and absolutely delicious.  Just ask anyone who's eaten one of my cupcakes.  ENJOY!!

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