Buttercream Frosting and 10th Birthday cupcakes

January 29, 2015

My daughters 10th Birthday is approaching and I made her cupcakes. My problem for a 

longtime is I have wanted to make my own buttercream frosting. 

I was scared I couldn't do it,

why I had delayed such a wonderful 

experience is beyond me. 

I thought it may be hard or complicated in some way, 

I mean ya'll know how yummy  buttercream frosting can be. 

Since I have been having lots of 1st lately, I thought 

I would give it a try and I nailed it!! Insert angels singing here and me high five'n myself. 

Speaking of 1st, this is my daughter Ella's first time sifting powdered sugar. She loved it.

I baked the cupcakes and hollowed out the center to insert yes, more buttercream frosting.

I think you could fill with anything that you wanted, raspberry cream, jelly, M & M's. 

Here the cupcakes all iced with the most perfect buttercream frosting I have ever made. 

I loved how the frosting kept its consistency and shine like a gold star. 

I applied two layers of sprinkles and 

Voila, lets eat.

When you make the buttercream frosting, it will be all white and a basic flavor. 

You can add flavors and colors to you're liking. 

My daughter loves pink so this is 

the frosting going from white to pink, isn't it pretty??

I flipped lots of pages in my Mom's cookbooks, looking for this recipe

 that my Aunt Emily had used years ago.

 Now go to your kitchen and don't be afraid to make some buttercream frosting. 

I may never buy store bought frosting again.

Buttercream Frosting

1 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened to the texture of Ice Cream
3 to 4 Cups Confectioners Sugar,Sifted
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1/4 Teaspoon table salt
4 Tablespoons Milk or Whipping Cream

Beat Butter for a few minutes with a mixer using the paddle attachment, on medium speed. Add the 3 cups powdered sugar and turn to low speed to keep sugar from flying out. Keep on low and mix sugar and butter together. Increase speed to medium and add vanilla, salt and milk or cream and beat for 3 minutes. If the frosting needs to be stiff and remaining sugar. If the frosting needs to be thinner add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Good Luck at all your 1st times!!

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