Nov 6, 2008

Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla Buttercream

YUMMY!!! YUMMY!!! Thats all i have to say... OH and make sure to beat for the desired time to ensure the right consistancy.

Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla buttercream icing
Makes enough for one 2-layer 9-inch cake or 2 dozen cupcakes

• 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
• 6-8 cups confectioners’ sugar
• 1/2 cup milk
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of a good spreading consistency. You may not need to add all of the sugar.
If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. (Use and store the icing at room temperature because icing will set if chilled.) Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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