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Simple White Buttercream for Decorating

buttercreamThis is a basic Vanilla Buttercream frosting recipe that I use often. Simple and delicious… you can add whatever color you want or need.

(This frosting is naturally off-white because of the butter and vanilla extract.)

White Buttercream Recipe

Makes 5 cups Frosting


1 Cup Butter- room temp

4 cups Powdered Sugar

3 Tbl Vanilla Extract

few Tbl Milk


Make sure your butter is soft by leaving it out at room temperature for an hour or so.

Put 1/2 cup of the Butter into the stand mixer with a whisk attachment… turn it on to smash it up a bit.

Add 1 cup of Powdered Sugar… whip

Add 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract… whip

scrape down sides

Add another cup of Powdered Sugar

Add the rest of the Butter

Add the rest of the Vanilla

Add the rest of the Powdered Sugar



Ok… now look at what you have… you probably need to add some milk to smooth it out. Start with 2 teaspoons.

Whip, scrape, whip

Is it smooth? Fluffy?

If it is too stiff, add more milk

If it is too soft, add more powdered sugar.


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