White Buttercream Icing

whitebuttercreamicing
WHITE BUTTERCREAM ICING
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16 ounce package powdered sugar
6 Tbsp. butter, softened
3 to 4 Tbsp. milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt

In a medium bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat all ingredients until the icing is smooth and of easy spreading consistency. Add a few drops of red food coloring, 3 for light pink, 6 or more for dark pink. Use to spread on cakes or cupcakes (or use in piping bag).

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Delicious! Piped easily on cupcakes too.
San Diego, CA


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6 Responses to “White Buttercream Icing”

  1. 1

    melanie — January 4, 2011 @ 4:59 AM

    Have you ever used shortening for buttercream? If so what do you think, too greasing?

  2. 2

    Lori Lange — January 4, 2011 @ 7:00 AM

    @melanie, I haven’t tried it myself, only because I know I’ve tried it before with shortening and find that it’s not so good.

  3. 3

    Dana — August 28, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

    Hi Lori,

    Do you find this recipe to be a good one for decorating a cake?

  4. 4

    Lori Lange — August 28, 2012 @ 11:46 AM

    Yes- definitely! I use it for cakes all the time.

  5. 5

    Trina — March 1, 2013 @ 8:20 PM

    Hi Lori,
    Is the butter salted in this recipe since salt is added at the end?

  6. 6

    Lori Lange — March 3, 2013 @ 12:55 PM

    yes.