Thursday, January 30, 2014

Buttercream Frosting

Let me just say that I am the biggest dessert person you will ever meet! I am not a fan of fruity desserts, but anything chocolate and anything real sugary just pass it right over.
For Paisley's party I did regular cake mix to make it simple and then searched high and low for the best frosting recipe and this recipe by far is my favorite! If I could make an entire batch every week and just eat it I would.
Once you try this buttercream frosting I promise you wont go back to any other kind.
This is a Martha Stewart recipe, but you can substitute any kind of flavoring for the vanilla. We did a batch of vanilla and a batch of almond and it was pure heaven. For different colors add your choice of food coloring.
1. 4 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
2. 6 cups confectioners sugar
3. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I added just a touch more)
4. Pinch of salt
1. On medium-high speed beat butter until pale and creamy. Reduce speed to medium and add sugar 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well. Add vanilla and salt. Raise speed to medium-high and beat until smooth.
**Will be thick at first but as it sits and warms it gets a little thinner and easier to spread or to pipe onto cupcakes or cake.


  1. This looks so yummy!!! Can't wait to try it

  2. That buttercream looks delicious and so pretty! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I am super impressed by your frosting skills!! Those look GORGEOUS!! well done, chica!! :) :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, girlie girl!! xo

    1. Haha it took me watching youtube a few times and voila it all worked out! Thank you!!

  4. oh my heavens those are absolutely gorgeous (like too pretty to eat!) haha thanks for sharing!

  5. You had me at frosting! Martha does everything right. I love all her recipes!

    1. I know seriously! Wish I was as creative as her!!


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