Sunday, June 5, 2011

Best Buttercream

I've posted this before, but it remains a topic of emails and friends' inquiries.

What is the recipe for the best butter cream frosting?

Memorize this ratio:

1 stick butter (room temp) to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar to 1 tablespoon milk

(Cream butter and sugar first, then add milk.)

Now that you know the ratio, you can make as big a batch as you need. For a batch of 24 cupcakes, I would double it if I were spreading frosting with a knife, and triple it if I were piping the frosting out with a pastry bag.

As far as flavor is concerned, you can add vanilla (even better: vanilla bean paste!), mint extract, coconut extract, etc. (Use your own taste buds to know how much!)

love and cupcakes,

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