Saturday, August 1, 2009

Vanilla Buttercream frosting

Found this little diddy on PW's Tasty Kitchen and it was awesome. I did double the vanilla because well that's just how I am, can't follow a recipe to the "T" to save my life.

4 – 5 c. powdered sugar, sifted
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 – 2 Tbsp. milk
¾ c. salted butter, softened
¼ c. vegetable shortening

Cream together butter and shortening in mixer with paddle attachment on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Add ½ c. powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add another ½ c. Add vanilla. Gradually add the remaining sugar and add milk until you reach the consistency you desire. A little bit thicker for piping is best. If you are going to use a spatula to ice with, you can use a little less sugar and more milk for a thinner consistency to spread. Continue to mix on medium speed until smooth.

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