Step 5: Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting
1 1/4 c. butter, divided and softened
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 c. water
2 lbs powdered sugar

In the bowl of a stand mixer add 1 c. butter, vanilla, water and powdered sugar. Mix on low speed to incorporate the powdered sugar without having a cloud in the kitchen!

Turn up speed to medium once the powdered sugar is incorporated and mix well until smooth.

In a microwave safe container melt 1/4 c. butter and add to frosting mixture. Mix again on low speed until all butter is combined.

Using Wilton Icing Colors (or other food coloring) mix desired colors. Spoon frosting into prepared icing bags fitted with round tips (or what ever tips you want). I like round to easily make dots and straight lines.

I always end up making too many colors until I figure out how exactly I want to decorate. The frosting will keep in the refrigerator until your next creation is ready to frost!!
<p>This is fantastic!</p>
<p>I love Gingerbread, so this was just awesome to read. I love it!</p>
So cool...
Wow, this is simply beautiful.
Thank you!
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Too beautiful to eat, but I bet it was quite tasty!
Very tasty!!
Wow! This is amazing! This is why I have never been into frosted cookies, some things are just too pretty to eat! Wonderful artwork!
Thank you. I love making detailed things like this. It's so much easier than it looks!
That looks gorgeous!
Thank you.
That is sooo cool! I wouldn't want to wreak it by eating it!
After I got a few good pictures I didn't mind us devouring it!!
Thanks, it was really fun to put together.
This looks so good.<br /> <sub>*drool*</sub><br /> <br /> Great job! Excellent Instructable along with amazing photos.<br /> <br /> GM
Thank you.

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