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Make this delicious buttercream recipe for piping cakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, Cakes, frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 221kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • 2 frosting tips
  • 2 silicone pastry bags


  • 2 cups butter unsalted and room temperature
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cream
  • red food coloring


  • Beat soften butter with paddle in a kitchen aid mixer.
  • Pause mixing and add the powdered sugar. On slow speed mix the frosting slowly.
  • Once the ingredients are incorporated, increase speed and mix thoroughly. Add vanilla extract, salt, and add half the milk.
  • If the frosting is runny, add more powdered sugar and if it's too stiff slowly add cream.
  • Place a dollop of buttercream in a tip and push the frosting through. If there is no definition then add more powdered sugar to the frosting and mix well. Test again and keep adding sugar until you get the right consistency.
  • Add red food coloring if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg