Tuesday, August 18, 2009


OOOOH MY! That irresistable smell of homemade butter cream frosting...it smells simply amazing! Go ahead, I dare you to whip up a batch of it and NOT take a taste. (what is a tiny taste gonna do?) When you take a look at what’s in it you see why it smells and tastes so darn good.

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!


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.


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