Magnolia's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 to 8 cups confectionersí sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

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 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.
Notes: If you are icing a 3-layer cake, use the following recipe proportions:
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
8 to 10 cups confectionersí sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Uploaded by: Kelly Fowler
Added on: 2008-07-06 12:15:28