Butter Cream frosting is not only simple to make, but extremely versitile. The main ingredients in butter cream are: the lovely butter and what else?-sugar!
There are some variations of butter cream that have less butter. One will be able to tell by the color of the frosting. For instance, the butter creams that are loaded with butter are a creamy yellow. The butter creams that call for more shortening than butter are usually more white...these types of butter cream frostings hold up much better in the heat. Butter creams can take on just about any color or flavor depending on what you add to it. (almond, vanilla, lemon, cocoa....endless in versitility!)
Here is a simple starter recipe form cooks.com. Go on give it a try, you can smell it already!
BUTTER CREAM FROSTING
1 lb. Domino xxx sugar
1/4 lb. soft butter (1/2 c.)
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 tbsp. milk
Cream 1/3 of sugar with butter and salt in large bowl. Blend extract, 2 tablespoons milk and remaining milk into frosting until desired spreading consistency is reached.