How to Make Buttercream Frosting (Easy!)





Introduction: How to Make Buttercream Frosting (Easy!)

This tutorial is going to show you how to make this really simple buttercream recipe. Feel free to watch the tutorial as well!

Step 1: Beat Butter

First you're going to beat room temperature salted butter for a good 2 minutes or more until it is a light color.

Step 2: Add Powdered Sugar

Next you're going to continue to mix the butter and also add powdered sugar in portions at a time. Tip: for every stick of butter you use, you're going to add 1 and 3/4 cups of powdered sugar.

Step 3: Beat Mixture

the last thing that you will do is beat this mixture for a good 5 - 6 minutes. This step is necessary for light airy buttercream, it also helps it to double in size. After this step is done you should have light and airy buttercream!



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    Great tutorial! The way you have written it, and the equipment you utilized made it even easier. In the long ago I would make icing putting in milk, butter, vanilla, and icing sugar. Then with a spoon I would mix, and mix, and mix....By the time the cake was cooled and ready for the decorations, the icing would be sufficiently stirred. :) Oh, and my cake did not first start in a box....Gee, am I really this old? Yes, inideed!

    I like homemade buttercream so much better than that stuff that comes in a can. You can add a bit of extract (vanilla, lemon, peppermint, etc) if you want a little different flavor. If it is too sweet, sometimes I add the tiniest bit (just a few grains) of salt. You have to beat it really well after adding salt.

    Awesome ^.^ I like buttercream much more than fondant :)