Introduction: Homemade ButterCream Icing

Homemade ButterCream Icing that can be used for piping, decoration, cupcake filling, sandwiched between two treats, or just as a cupcake/cookie topping. This is a simple and delicious recipe for a classic icing.

Step 1: Start With Gathering All Your Ingredients...

You will need:
~1 cup of softened butter
~1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
~3 cups confectioners sugar
~4-6 tbs. of heavy cream or milk (depending on how thick you want the icin
This recipe is enough for 24 cupcakes
If you need a larger amount of icing, simply double the recipe, and so on...

Step 2: Whip the Butter

Beat the cup of softened butter until fluffy, in a large mixing bowl. 

Step 3: Slowly Add Confectioners' Sugar

Slowly add the confectioners' sugar into the whipped butter, about 1/2 - 1 cup at a time.

Step 4: Add Other Ingredients...

When the the ingredients in the mixing bowl begin to look powdery (not as creamy), add vanilla extract, and 1-3 tbs. of heavy cream or milk depending on the consistancy you want. Continue to slowly add the silfted confectioners' sugar and heavy cream or milk until you have desired amount and consistancy.

Step 5: Optional...

If you want your icing to be colored simply add 1+ drops of desired food coloring.