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Buttercream Frosting for Cupcakes

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Servings: Makes 2 1/2 cups, enough to frost 24 cupcakes
 
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This is a perfect frosting recipe when making pretty little cupcakes. If desired, just add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to the frosting mixture to make chocolate buttercream frosting or for cute and fun cupcakes, tint the frosting with food coloring (I recommend the paste type of food coloring) and sprinkle tops with colored sugar or jimmies.

Ingredients:
8 tablespoons (1 stick/4 oz./113g) butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners' (icing) sugar, sifted
3 to 5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Food coloring, if tinting frosting

Additions:
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (if making Chocolate Buttercream Frosting)

Instructions:
1. Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy, 30 seconds. Stop the machine and add the confectioners' sugar, 3 tablespoons of the milk, and the vanilla.

2. Blend with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is incorporated, 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, 1 minute more. Add up to 1 tablespoon more milk if the frosting seems too stiff.

Makes 2 1/2 cups, enough to frost 24 cupcakes.

Date: August 31, 2006

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Reviewer: anett
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Reviewer: jun
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very nice..kids love it..

 
Reviewer: charles
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very good and easy.

 
Reviewer: Angela
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Was very good. thank you

 
Reviewer: tina
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It's absolutely awesome and great. This is the easiest recipe i have found. Thanks a bunch!

 
Reviewer: Kaity
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Reviewer: Jordan
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awesome!

 
Reviewer: steph
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awesome! saved me a trip to the grocery store.

 
Reviewer: sarah
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Fantastic recipe, was delicious and very easy to make!

 
Reviewer: Ben Lewis
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It is the best frosting I have ever had!!!

 
Reviewer: jaz
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Super yummy, tasted great, well worth it.

 
Reviewer: Andrea
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I cut this in half, and added the cocoa. Tasted like it was right out of the can! So happy to find a choc. frosting recipe that doesn't require melting the choc first!! Thx. So easy, with great flavor.

 
Reviewer: Mekhala
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Excellent frosting for cupcakes. Thanks for the recipe.

 
Reviewer: Paula
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Thanks. I have to try this. Seems so easy and yummy.

 
Reviewer: Cherie'
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It took me forever to find a simple buttercream recipe...Thank you! Tastes great!

 
Reviewer: Jenn
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Does this hold its shape? Can I pipe a 1M swirl w/ it?

 
Reviewer: Ella
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This is absolutely gorgeous! A bit sickly after about 3 or 5 of them, but I think that's just me being greedy. Going to use this recipe every time I make cupcakes now! Thank you!

 
Reviewer: Alma
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I haven't tried it yet but with the reveiws, i'm gonna have to!! looks delicious.

 
Reviewer: tomboy
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HOW DO I MAKE HALF OF IT?

 
Reviewer: Stella
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I thought it was very delicious. I shared the recipe with my friends and they made them for their kids. They said their children loved them and they loved them too! Thank you so much.

 
Reviewer: cindy
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I'm going to try this for my sister-in-law's shower. Can't wait!

 
Reviewer: Sony
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Being my first time, its was very easy and very good! I added a hint of green to it for spring and it was very cute! You made a good recipe!!!. As long as its ok with you i think im going to add this to my food gallery with your name [website], and don't forget to give yourself some credit!

 
Reviewer: Jessy
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This recipe is the best that i had ever tried before... Thanks for sharing it, my kids love it very much.

 
Reviewer: Madeline
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Well I havn't made the actual icing yet but I will soon. I think it will be good although maybe a bit too buttery. Anyway the cupcakes I'm making are in the oven right now. Im not sure if I'll like the frosting....

 
Reviewer: sherry
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it is better than store bought !

 
Reviewer: Laura
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Fantastic recipe! Turned out great the first time I made it. Everyone loved it. Thanks

 
Reviewer: Kelly
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Great for cupcakes! Not as fluffy and light as other buttercreams I have tried, but I love it. I had many complements on the icing.

 
Reviewer: Kate
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This is the most easiest buttercream recipe i've ever tried. i used them on my cupcakes today and they work. it was also really easy to make. ive never found such an easy recipie like this. Thank you Diana

 
Reviewer: chris
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thank you so much for such an easy recipe, i used all 5 tablespoons of milk and cocoa and whipped it for 3-4 minutes and it is so light and fluffy.mmmm

 
Reviewer: Ashly
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Really Great !

 
Reviewer: Trini
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Very easy and good at that. I added the coco powder for a cholatety flavor. My kids ate most of it... lol

 
Reviewer: Jaime
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nice tasting and super easy. I used it on my sons cupcakes for his school. My only problem was that I had trouble piping it because it softened up too quickly but I may have over whipped it. But I loved it!

 
Reviewer: Mebs
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Very good recipe - first chocolate frosting I've tried that didn't end up runny.

 
Reviewer: candice
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Reviewer: Mary
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Perfect - better than any other one i have tasted.

 
Reviewer: Mel
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Wow, thank you for this recipe! It's way better than some of the other highly-raved/rated recipes out there. Didn't need any adjustments.

 
Reviewer: candy
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I used this last night on my cupcakes and it was delicious plus it had a great consistancy for doing roses with it.

 
Reviewer: Whitney
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i use this recipe for all my buttercream frostings! it's fantastic, and all my friends and coworkers love it. my husband loves it so much, that he's constantly asking for me to make it, especially with the added cocoa. thank you!!

 
Reviewer: Amanda
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I will be making this for my sons birthday party tomorrow.... it sounds so yum....

 
Reviewer: Michaella and Talia
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we thought it was to liquidy but really good. please work on the fluffyness!!!

 
Reviewer: Alex
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Amazing recipe!

 
Reviewer: CaitC
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It was fantastic! I used it for my mom's dinner party last night and it was a hit. My mom has trouble baking..lol, so i am the one to do it all, i finished it so quickly and still had time to do my homework! I highly reccomend this for everyone to try! So easy!!

 
Reviewer: shelby
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This is a perfect recipe Diana!! I love it and it is so simple!!

 
Reviewer: Mahwash
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Looks good.

 
Reviewer: Pieprincess83
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I LOVE butter cream frosting!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Reviewer: Clare
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Reviewer: alexis
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not very tasty

 
Reviewer:  Dallis
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Best icing ive ever tasted and very easy to make!!

 
Reviewer: kendra
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i think it will be awesome judging by everyone's answers. I have never had buttercream icing but i'm gonna whip up a batch today so i hope its as good as all these reviews, although your recipes have never let me down before so i will let you know when i've tried it... from a ten year old girl Kendra

 
Reviewer: kendra
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it was amazing, you people will love it because I did and you will like it because it tastes like buttercream and all my friends liked it at my party too!

 
Reviewer: Julie
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Seriously delicious and super easy to make! It's nearly as easy as opening a can.

 
Reviewer: Miguel&Maribel
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Yummy yummy, thanks!

 
Reviewer: Barb
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Holy Deliciousness. This frosting is amazing. My 3 kids and husband are begging for more. Thanks!!

 
Reviewer: sammy
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Awesome! Thanks

 
Reviewer: chism
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it didn't work for me.

 
Reviewer: Tina
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I have tried & tested soooo many Buttercream frosting varities. THIS ONE is the BEST EVER!!!! Not at all too sweet, perfect consistency, & sooo fluffy & delicious! The only problem? Be prepared to be hassled by the family to make it all the time!! Thanks Diana!

 
Reviewer: donna
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Very easy recipe to follow. Did find it too sweet and a bit to liquidy.

 
Reviewer: zoe
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Excellent! Everyone loved them at my little boys first birthday party, very pleased.

 
Reviewer: Ry
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Not very yummy (typical frosting recipe you can find on the internet). I was hoping it was a yummy one like you can get from stores sometimes or amazing bakers make at home.

 
Reviewer: Rosie
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THIS IS AMAZING ICING!! My mother and I are novice bakers, never made buttercream icing before and this was BEAUTIFUL. We made the chocolate version and we almost ate the lot before it got onto the cupcakes!!! Thank you SO much, Love from New Zealand

 
Reviewer: jeannette
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I used your recipe and I had never made cupcakes before. It was so easy to make and everyone loved them. I will always use this recipe. Thanks

 
Reviewer: mary
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Reviewer: Velvet
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This is the best frosting I have ever tasted. I made it into chocolate. I had so many great compliments and not a crumb left. Thank you!

 
Reviewer: Eileen
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Hi, Can this buttercream be stored in the fridge if have leftovers? As I've heard buttercream with butter is harder to work with because it doesn't store well. Please let me know.

 
Reviewer: Rachael
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Can I do it without an electric whisk?

 
Reviewer: Phyllis
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I really enjoyed this recipe, I like to make frosting from scratch and I am always looking for a good recipe. This came at a great time when I had to make a lot of cupcakes for church.

 
Reviewer: corrina
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Excellent, Excellent. I am doing cupcakes for a potluck for scouts. They will love it, and it is easy so I can make it (I am 11 but i love baking and am good at it).

 
Reviewer: sarah
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It was brilliant. The best buttercrem icing ever!! Made my cupcakes look and taste amazing!! Thank you.

 
Reviewer: Diana, Diana's Desserts
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Hi Eileen,

Here's some information for storing and refrigerating Buttercream Frosting:

Storing Buttercream Icing/Frosting:

If you are not going to be using the buttercream icing right away, place it in a clean, sealable bowl. Store it in the refrigerator, but please don’t place it next to the marinating salmon, garlic, or broccoli. You do NOT want those flavors in your icing! I like to use my icing within a few days, but buttercream icing will hold in the cold refrigerator for a couple of weeks, if necessary. I often make a double batch of buttercream icing the night before I have a baking project. This way I know that I have plenty of icing, it’s fresh, and I don’t have to make it while I’m in the middle of baking the cakes. The extra icing can always be used for a batch of cupcakes. When you remove the icing from the refrigerator, you might notice that the icing has taken on a sponge-like texture. Do yourself a favor and place the icing in a bowl and mix by hand, using a back and forth, smashing motion, with a spoon or icing spatula. What you want to do is to smash the bubbles out of the icing. This extra step will help to give you the smoothest icing for a pretty top and sides of the cake. I have found that you will get an even better texture of icing if it is at room temperature before you try to do your icing.

Source: What's Cooking America http://www.whatscookingamerica.net

Good Luck, Diana, Diana's Desserts

 
Reviewer: newbie
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I loved it! It was a bit too buttery ..so maybe next time I'll cut down on the butter, but other than that I had so much fun making it .. and will definitely save this recipe in my 'favorites'. Thanks.

 
Reviewer: simone
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VERY YUMMY,I ADDED COCOA AND IT WAS A HIT WITH ADULTS AND KIDS AT MY SONS PARTY...

 
Reviewer: First try!
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This turned out great for me! The only difference was that I used one cup less of the powdered sugar, but it was still the best frosting I ever made at home! (probably because of the reduction in the sugar because I like mine less sweet!) I still wanted to give it 5 stars though because of its ease of use and taste for someone who might prefer a sweeter buttercream. Thank you thank you! =)

 
Reviewer: sophia
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This is a very good recipe that I use with all of my cupcakes.

 
Reviewer: lucy
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Excellent...i added verve instant coffee and cocoa and it was delicious and simple..thank you!

 
Reviewer: Sandra G
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Just made this recipe tonight to top strawberry cupcakes for Valentine's. Easy & good recipe! Used Green & Black's organic cocoa powder. It was the perfect sweetness and pretty easy to spread. I recommend this to others.

 
Reviewer: SUE
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Quick and easy, great texture for piping and tastes great!

 
Reviewer: tia
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This is the best Buttercream I have ever tasted!

 
Reviewer: sarah
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Very good and easy!! I loved it.

 
Reviewer: kayley
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Easy, but grainy.

 
Reviewer: Sandra Vavassori
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As I'm living in Germany I searched pretty long for a good frosting recipe (cupcakes are still not so popular here). This one is GREAT!, and perfect to use with an icing bag. Great site! Thank you.

 
Reviewer: Olivia
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it is good, just not fluffy enough to put on my cake.

 
Reviewer: Beri
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Although the taste was very good, the consistency was not great. We had to add something else to it.

 
Reviewer: lexi
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Why doesn't the powdered sugar mix in better?

 
Reviewer: elija
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It was very good actually. I got premium vanilla instead of pure vanilla extract. But it still came out very good.

 
Reviewer: lolaa
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Totally awesome easy and fun to make.

 
Reviewer: karlee
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Don't really understand how people are saying it was grainy, when you use sifted icing sugar? Good icing, turned out perfect!

 
Reviewer: Nany Baudrix
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Excellent recipe!! I'm from Argentina and I'm going to use this recipe for every party!!!!!Thanks!

 
Reviewer: Zeus
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OMG! DELICIOUS! BEST ICING EVER!!!!!!! (AND I NORMALLY HATE ICING!)

 
Reviewer: Nicole
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Came out really badly. I tried it three times and it still tasted bad...

 
Reviewer: Mary Young
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Vary the flavor with different extracts. Or add lemon juice/lime juice with some zest. Classic recipe, thanks.

 
Reviewer: Colleen
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It was too sweet but OK.

 
Reviewer: Roxy
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This icing came out way too sugary and thin...I added vegetable shortening, which helped. Going with a different recipe next time.

 
Reviewer: Nikki
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I accidentally put one cup butter and i reduced sugar to 2 cups .. I used macha powder instead of cocoa powder .. Its taste good but came out grainy ... Anyone know why?

 
Reviewer: Lily Astels
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Amazing.

 
Reviewer: Swedish Chef
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Excellent easy to make recipe! Frosting definitely holds its shape and works great for piping (1M or otherwise). I use this recipe for all my white and chocolate cupcakes. Thanks so much for sharing!

 
Reviewer: Hannah
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My very first time making cupcakes so was looking for an easy icing recipe!..the cakes didn't quite turn out perfect but the icing was amazing! It tasted amazing, was easy to make and looked great when piped on!...thank you, cant wait to have another try!

 
Reviewer: Robin Krause
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This was absolutely the best icing I've ever had! I made the chocolate version and it was wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

 
Reviewer: Nicole
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Absolutely delicious; made this icing for cupcakes for a baby shower and they were a HUGE hit!!! First time making icing and it was a breeze! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!

 
Reviewer: Hailey
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I didn't make it yet, but I hope it's good.

 
Reviewer: Rosa
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I love this recipe, it was really tasty!

 
Reviewer: Meg
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Added too much milk!!! Be Patient! So good. Can I leave it out at room temp?

 
Reviewer: Indah
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Hi Diana, Thanks for this recipe. I am very much excited to make a batch this weekend. But do you think it is okay to add gelatin powder to make it hold it's shape as frosting/fluffy icing on cupcakes? I will be bringing them to a family thing, around 2 hours away from my home and the weather in the Philippines can be very tough (hot at 35 degrees) and I am taking public utility vehicle as means of transportation. Hence, I do not have resources to carry a cooler. I know it has been years since you posted this but I really hope you will still get this. And when in the procedure must I add and how much gelatin powder? Thanks in advance.

 
Reviewer: alicia
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I am trying this now. Would it be possible to flavor it with KoolAid for something a little funky?

 
Reviewer: Lily
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wonderful thanks

 
Reviewer: max
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These were amazing. I made them for my mom and we made another batch of icing and ate it without putting them on top of cupcakes.

 
Reviewer: jade
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This recipe was the best i had come across, quick and easy that tastes brillient

 
Reviewer: Amy
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Didn't like it. I didn't exactly know how you had it using only 3 tablespoons of milk and it was so runny, I had to keep adding powdered sugar and then it didn't taste that great.

 
Reviewer: connie
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Great Recipe!!!! Very easy and delicious. I loved it.

 
Reviewer: SALLY
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EXCELLENT RECIPE!!

 
Reviewer: Stefanie
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This recipe is very tasty! Although, I don't think it's quite enough to frost 24 cupcakes!

 
Reviewer: Gabriella
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LOVE this recipe! After reading other reviews, I decided to only put 6 tablespoons of butter and it is still soooo good! Also, couldn't find the sifter for the sugar but it still turned out quite well. In my opinion, still a bit runny, but beautiful all the same.

 
Reviewer: Chez
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This recipe is simply awesome!! Thanks a lot from Jakarta.

 
Reviewer: paypay
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It didn't work at all. We tried and tried it, just didn't work. I was sad!!! It was too liquidy, poor, poor, poor.

 
Reviewer: haley
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Reviewer: Leah Shealy
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It was easy and came together well. I added a little more vanilla. It is missing something......hmmmm......Maybe needs a bit more butter flavor.

 
Reviewer: Brenda
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Reviewer: momof3
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My girls have been making this frosting and they say it's the best ever! Thanks!

 
Reviewer: Nikon
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OH BABY BABY was this icing ever stomach warming. I have fallen in love!

 
Reviewer: Jade
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Simple and delicious. I am certainly using this recipe again!

 
Reviewer: emma
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I have tried loads of buttercream recipes. I always find them very buttery and sickly...this one is much less sickly, although I think buttercream will always be sickly due to the amount of fat (LOL). This is a good light buttercream though and less sickly than others i've tried! I am going to do two tone cakes for my daughters birthday party with the vanilla and chocolate buttercream side by side in a piping bag! My partner set me a challenge to make a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream like a shop one we had the night before and this, he said, was very close! To those who said it was grainy, try sieving... to those who said it was sloppy, refrigerate for 20 minutes. If this doesn't help then add a little more icing sugar / less milk although I used all 5 tbsp, and was EXCELLENT to pipe with, making it exactly how the recipe says! Thank you, will try this with the chocolate now.

 
Reviewer: sella yolanda
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FAILED!!!

 
Reviewer: Joanne
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yummmmy the kids loved it x thanks x the kids call me a yummy mummy !! x

 
Reviewer: Stephanie
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Simply the best buttercream icing recipe ever, especially the chocolate version!

 
Reviewer: stiickykeyys
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Very nice topping to match my vanilla cupcakes! Even better when I added th cocoa powder to make it chocolate! mmmm..

 
Reviewer: Renee
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Ours came out all wrong. We think it may be our fault.

 
Reviewer: Malea
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Mine turned out super runny and it had bits of butter. I kept adding powdered sugar for thickness but it wouldn't work!

 
Reviewer: Bel
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Almost didn't make it because of the mixed reviews but so glad I decided too. This is the best recipe EVER !! Make sure you whip the butter lots though (more than recommended). Had enough to ice about 40 mini muffins. ~ Bel

 
Reviewer: Viven
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It's my 1st time to make buttercream icing and it was perfect!! Many thanks from Hong Kong.

 
Reviewer: Tacy
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The icing was great.... but i only used 2 cups of sugar.... 3 seemed to be too much, but it turned out good with only 2 cups.

 
Reviewer: Yazmin
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Excellent recipe and very easy! i used a little bit more of milk, this way was easier to use it for decorate the cupcakes!

 
Reviewer: Kristen
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I found the icing too liquidy. Although it tastes good. It was messy when piping. Too runny, it ran down the sides of the cupcake. I even added more sugar and only 3 tablespoons of milk. It would probably be fine if you were not piping it.

 
Reviewer: CC
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Very good, made it in 10 minutes and it was almost gone before I put it on the cupcakes because I was tasting it!!!

 
Reviewer: Lucy
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Worst frosting ever!! It was really runny and it ruined my cupcakes. All it tasted like was the confectioners' sugar!

 
Reviewer: Susen
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I loved it! I had to piece together fats, I used a little cream cheese, a little margarine and a little butter (what was in the house) to total 8 - added 1/4 tsp. butter extract to make up for the lack of butter, and added the cocoa. Better than any icing I've ever made.

 
Reviewer: Anne Marie
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Great cupcake frosting recipe thanks. Even got kudos from my teenage sons friends over the chocolate ones. Best frosting I have tried, thank you!

 
Reviewer: Danelle Calitz
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Yum yum! Great consistency and flavour.

 
Reviewer: Starr Ammerman
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Reviewer: Adi
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Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!

 
Reviewer: Marcela
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Yum!!!!!!! It was easy and good!

 
Reviewer: Angie
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I loved it...but instead of using 3 cups of sugar...I used 2 cups...and a half cup of cocoa...it was delicious.

 
Reviewer: Mari
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Delicious, everyone at my party was exalting "gracias por su ayuda"...Thanks for you help... Hmmmmm!!

 
Reviewer: vera
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Yummy and sweet!

 
Reviewer: emma
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loved it

 
Reviewer: taliaa
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This frosting is amazing! I made cupcakes for Easter Sunday and I of course had to try one and it was delicious! I got the chocolate cake recipe from "hello cupcake" and I got the frosting recipe here. So easy to decorate with! Love it, and my family will to. (I'm 14 and it was SUPER easy to make).

 
Reviewer: Cathlyn
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It's by far my favorite. Several friends have requested the recipe. I like it better than Trophy Cupcakes buttercream.

 
Reviewer: Maddie
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Mmm, love it. Is it possible to make it today and use it on cupcakes then refrigerate the cupcakes?

 
Reviewer: Becca
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The butter cream icing was amazing!

 
Reviewer: Erin
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I noticed that some people thought it could have been better but personally I think that they just needed to have more patience because the butter actually takes more than 30 seconds to become smooth. I loved it and so did my family.

 
Reviewer: margaret
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It is awesome...I made oatmeal carrot muffins,,,threw in a spoonful of my homemade strawberry jam in the batter and thought chocolate goes with all those things so I iced them with chocolate butter icing.

 
Reviewer: MQPixie
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Absolutely perfect! It had the texture of a good chocolate buttercream without the butter flavor.

 
Reviewer: Marianne
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I was always intimidated to make buttercream as some required meringues, melting sugar, chocolate etc. and being a single mom this not only cuts the time but was extremely easy and quick to make. Thanks again and keep those recipes coming!

 
Reviewer: Julie
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Tried it using all 5 tbsp milk but it came out too runny as well. I would have loved to see it fluffy enough to pipe onto the cupcakes. Perhaps I'll give it another try some other day. Thanks.

 
Reviewer: Nicole
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AWESOME!! So easy to make and tastes wonderful.

 
Reviewer: emma speers
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I have used loads of recipes, then found this and havent tried new ones since! Today whilst dropping by for the recipe again i thought it would be rude not to show my appreciation! Just about to use this for coffee icing yum

 
Reviewer: Ellen
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Fantastic! Perfect amount of chocolate! But make sure to use 3 tbsp. of milk, not 5.

 
Reviewer: Justin Bieber
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I wanted to make cute and sweet cupcakes for my girlfriend Selena Gomez's Birthday and I couldn't find a good icing recipe, so I found yours and it was amazing. I will be back for more Thanks Justin Bieber

 
Reviewer: claire
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i have just piped this icing and i did a lovley swirl and it kept its shape i love this recipe

 
Reviewer: james
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Amazing stuff. Thought it would be a tad sweet but it wasn't. Best recipe i've found by far.

 
Reviewer: Hannah
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I think that this recipe is very easy and tastes great! Thanks

 
Reviewer: Jessica
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I didn't have a clue how to make buttercream icing until I saw this. It is brilliant and very easy, thank you, you're awesome!

 
Reviewer: Cassidy
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I put this icing on cupcakes for my friends birthday and we all loved it!! Very good recipe!!

 
Reviewer: lilly
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not good, too sweet.

 
Reviewer: Colleen
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I've used this recipe a few times, it always comes out fantastic! Not too sweet, not too buttery, just right. It has been perfect for decorating. I think the trick is getting the butter temperature just right, maybe that is why people have ended up with it runny.

 
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Wow!!! This is just what I was looking for. Butter/icing sugar ratio was perfect. Thickness perfect and tastes excellent. I am going to use this many many times, Thank you.

 
Reviewer: bob
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Looks yummy. Going to have to try!

 
Reviewer: Jonathan
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This was a very fulfilling recipe for the holiday cupcakes.

 
Reviewer: Selina
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Easy and tastes great and a recipe I will use from now on!! Fantastic!!

 
Reviewer: Julia
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I tried to make this buttercream frostiong. It did not work at all. It was way to lumpy. The butter was at room temperature. I sifted the confectioner's sugar. I only used a tiny amount of milk. It turned to water and had lumps in it. It wasn't good at all. It was also way to sweet. I'm never making this buttercream again.

 
Reviewer: tilojam
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Great tasting and so easy to make. My family loved it. Use a mixer and it won't be grainy, make sure to sift powdered sugar.

 
Reviewer: puddleduck
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This recipe is so easy I can make it (and I am 11). These will make a great Christmas present for my friends at school.

 
Reviewer: andreas
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It's taste good, but I can't find myself to get it exactly whipped enough. I've tried plenty of times and yet everytime a get a very liquidy one, and I add the right amount of milk each time.

 
Reviewer: irene
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3 tablespoons of milk..

Is it liquid form or milk powder?

 
Reviewer: Chloe
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It was very grainy, i went with the exact recipe too. For some reason when i put icing on cupcakes after a few minutes it starting melting off, even though the cupcakes had cooled before applying the icing. Wont be using this recipe again.

 
Reviewer: ashley
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I love this icing and will always use it. So easy to make! To those people who gave this a bad review, try making the icing THE RIGHT WAY!

 
Reviewer: Mariam
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This was so good and tasty, love it, thanks a lot!!

 
Reviewer: Nazif
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This Buttercream was very delightful and I would recommend this recipe to my friends.

 
Reviewer: Allie
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Awesome frosting!

 
Reviewer: Poohbearlover
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It was soooooo quick and easy and so yummy!

 
Reviewer: Caitlyn
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Wow so easy. Better than what I expected, and ohh so tasty! I made it and I'm only 13!

 
Reviewer: Christine
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So easy and and tasted fantastic! I'll never buy homemade again.

 
Reviewer: Gray
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Didnt work and was very soupy

 
Reviewer: sarah
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Excellent and sweet, my son loved decorating these cupcakes.

 
Reviewer: Cindy
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I made it for my sister and myself and it tastes awesome!!

 
Reviewer: Vanessa
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Thanks. I thought it was okay. It tastes like milk and sugar. We had the right consistency but it taste too sugary, thanks for the help....!!!

 
Reviewer: allycat
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mmmmmmmmmmm! I love this! Sooo yummy!

 
Reviewer: Chloe
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First time was not good but who knows next time.( was way too runny like water, wouldn't go right!!!)

 
Reviewer: Izzy
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Insane! I Love It So Much. Easy to make, easy instructions! Super Dooper Great! My cupcakes and cakes can shine now, maybe even enough to enter a baking competition?

 
Reviewer: Diana
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It is an easy, great-tasting recipe!!! Its the PERFECT recipe. I love it!!!

 
Reviewer: jj
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Horrible. I used exactly what the instructions said and it was runny. It doesn't even fluff at all. Way too buttery. Disaster.

 
Reviewer: Rachael
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Hi Diana, I'm a fellow baker myself and mother of two, and when its time for sweets, I'm always searching. Now your recipes are my main engine for my baking, especially this recipe. Before my kids, I worker at my family owned business during and after college and I wish I had had this recipe sooner! I'm always updated on your recipes for my family and my 2 year old daughter wanted to mention that this was the best recipe. I'm very impressed and this wont be the last time I comment and bake these "heaven in a pan" cupcakes!! Thanks, Rachael

 
Reviewer: Monica
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I love it! Very easy, my kids love it! I did different flavors and colors like yellow and banana extract. Thank you!

 
Reviewer: kaetlyn
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im going to try making this for the first time very excited cant wait!

 
Reviewer: Holly
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It was wonderful. We had made cupcakes and needed icing. So, my family and I looked up easy icing for cupcakes recipe and this popped up. We clicked on it and followed very easy instructions. Then, iced it on; it was perfecto! Delicious, Easy and Quick, cant ask for anything else.

 
Reviewer: Kaileigh
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This is easy, especially when you have 3 kids at your feet all day! This is an amazing way to make your kids happy!

 
Reviewer: Tori
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It didn't work for me...I only used a little so it wouldn't taste so strong... and it made too much

 
Reviewer: Julie
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Very Good!! Tasted like the ones at the bakery's. Will be using it again.

 
Reviewer: rose
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yummy

 
Reviewer: Kelly
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PERFECTION! I used unsalted butter, so I added a little bit of salt to it, made a world of difference in the taste. It is now my go to recipe for BC. Crusts very nicely. During the summer months I may have to sum butter flavored shortening to help it stand up to the high heat.

 
Reviewer: debbie wood
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Very good and very easy to make.

 
Reviewer: zaydee , tiarie
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Very very good, and very easy to make. Thanks for tips.

 
Reviewer: cally
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Looks good but doesn't taste very nice. Too much butter, it needs something else.

 
Reviewer: Emily
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It's great but funny story the first time it turned out GREAT but the second it actually melted! but suprisingly it was still pretty good!

 
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Reviewer: Sophie
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS FROSTING!! it was AHHMAAZZIING! Thank you!

 
Reviewer: Elizabeth
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Amazing. Ate so much, don't know if it is going to make it on the cake.

 
Reviewer: Haven
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The frosting tasted soo good.

 
Reviewer: Monika E.
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Terrible. The viscosity was too watery, and since I am a beginner baker, I did not know what to do.

 
Reviewer: Jill
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Made this today and it was so easy and delicious too. I used almond extract instead of vanilla because that's all I had. I'll be making homemade icing from now on. Thanks!!!

 
Reviewer: Maddy
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I made it so the icing was gluten and dairy free...i dont know if it was just me but it was really sweet

 
Reviewer: Maddie
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The taste is very good!! But, it was a bit liquidy. I ended up using this for a cake for my mom. And it was very sugary and textury. I had to re-make it. I used 1 1/2 cups of sugar instead of 3.. The first one was just extrememly sugary. But i'm only 14 so.. maybe I did something wrong? haha.. Very tasteful though. It would be a GREAT icing for a banana cake.

 
Reviewer: emily
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Very good and really easy. THANKS

 
Reviewer: julia
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Bleh... The frosting turned out waaaaayyyy too sweet, and buttery. It was too much vanilla for the recipe. And it ran down the sides of the cupcakes, so i left it in the fridge for about 20 minutes... NOT GOOD!

 
Reviewer: Carey Fraulo
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Beautiful and the children loved it too. Very easy to make - excellent!

 
Reviewer: rach
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Really runny and I did what it said.

 
Reviewer: Shelly
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THANK YOU! I decided to play "Martha" and make cupcakes for my daughter's birthday and to do something fancier with the icing than just slapping it on...my icing from the can was too runny and found your recipe...Awesome! It saved the night from me throwing another hissy fit!

 
Reviewer: Bertha
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Hi Diana! My kids have a sweet tooth just as much as I do, so sweets are deeply appreciated! My friend Lilly only lives on sweets and I make these for her and she was flabbergasted! I am so psyched on how fantabulous these turned out!!!! Thanks and keep up the satisfactory work! Great pleasures, Bertha!

 
Reviewer: chelsea
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very good and very nice i really enjoyed my cake with the frosting

 
Reviewer: Lisa crichton
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Great recipe, worked really well with the cupcakes I made. Thank you

 
Reviewer: Jordin
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AMAZING!!!! I couldn't believe it! Thank you so much for this WONDERFUL recipe!

 
Reviewer: caroline
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I made your fondant to put on cupcakes for my daughters fourth birthday. I put them in boxes for the children to take home. Well, the mums came back to me and asked me to make them some as it was so lush. Thank you so much for your help, Caroline, Dagenham, Essex.

 
Reviewer: kster
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Powdered or granulated sugar?

 
Reviewer: Madeline and Laura
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BEST BUTTERCREAM EVER! Easy to make, delicious, made them for some colleagues of ours, and they absolutely loved it! Even the professors loved it! And will definitely be making them again.

 
Reviewer: Macie k
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Thank you so much! I wanted to make cupcakes for fathers day and this really helps!

 
Reviewer: lokk
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Great recipe, just whip the butter alot!! Thanx, from India.

 
Reviewer: Elizabeth
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Amazing. I have made it many times and has been great every time.

 
Reviewer: kkyeah1
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easy quick but most of all tasty i even have to LICK the bowl properly

 
Reviewer: Jill
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I have never liked buttercream until I tried this icing made by my friend! Now, it's the only icing I make. My daughter and friends love it!!

 
Reviewer: ellie moore
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I will have to try this, hopefully it will be good for piping grass like texture am going to add cocoa powder so its chocolaty.

 
Reviewer: Andrea
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I just tried the chocolate butter cream to put on cupcakes, it is to die for. Sooooo yummy! I will use this recipe again it's a no brainer.

 
Reviewer: Matt
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My mom made it for my class it was very good i liked it a lot, i wanted to eat all of the frosting and my friends loved it.

 
Reviewer: Clara
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I was a little hesitant when the recipe said it can ice up to 24 cupcakes, because my recipe didn't say how many cupcakes it can make. But any way it's a good recipe.

 
Reviewer: Kayleigh
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Just a quick question, is this buttercream icing able to be piped up into a swirl without kind of running off the edge, it needs to be the right consistency to stay in place.

 
Reviewer: Simmy
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This is the best recipe I've used so far! It tastes delicious and pipes out well.

 
Reviewer: ROSE MARIE LAUGHLIN
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I HAVE USED THIS RECIPE FOR OVER 50 YEARS AND THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS I ADD VANILLA TO THE MIXTURE. GIVES IT A LITTLE EXTRA FLAVOR.

 
Reviewer: Jasmine
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Yummy!!!

 
Reviewer: Victoriya
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OMG! This is the best buttercream icing ever!!!!!!! Why do people make them so complicated? Simple and Delicious!! My family love it. I almost bake them like 2 to 3 times a WEEK.. yum.. but I have to stop.. to much sweetness. Thank you so much, Diana.

 
Reviewer: roxy
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mmmmm, so good. There are no words to describe this but mmmmm!

 
Reviewer: deb
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The chocolate was okay with extra vanilla and powdered sugar. The vanilla kind was thin (even though I added less milk and more powdered sugar), tasted disgusting in my opinion. To improve the taste I put some raspberry jam in a pan and warmed it up with some sugar and water, I mixed about 2 cups of this to about 1 1/4 cups of the vanilla frosting. This is definitely not something I would recommend unless you added some sort of a fruit reduction sauce.

 
Reviewer: Michelle
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This works so well!It was delicious hope you put some more recipe of this! :)

 
Reviewer: anisha
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I love this recipe for frosting because its very easy. Thank you, love it loads!

 
Reviewer: latasha
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I loved the taste of it! But how do you thicken it up? Not an attractive look when you are serving cupcakes to school kids with the icing running down.

 
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Reviewer: Sana
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Simply awesome!

 
Reviewer: vesta Nelson
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I needed an easy icing recipe and this one popped out... it was very easy and delicious. I added 3 tablespoons and little cool whip and it was even better..:) thanks

 
Reviewer: cupcakes
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So easy to make and tastes good too. This is the recipe!

 
Reviewer: Tommy
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I'm a bit concerned, every review is 4 stars or higher. This recipe could be really good or there could be fake people posting really good comments for money. I'm going to try it out and see if it really is nice or if the comments is just a load of rubbish.

 
Reviewer: Tommy
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I HATE IT SO MUCH WHEN PEOPLE SAY THIS RECIPE IT RUBBISH WHEN ITS THEM!!!! ITS NOT THE INGREDIENTS WHICH MAKES YOUR ICING SLOPPING OR SICKLY OR WHATEVER IS WRONG WITH IT YOU!!!!! When using sugar always sieve it. Follow the recipe the way it is or you will end up with rubbish icing because of something YOU did wrong. I thought this recipe was great (because i did it right).

 
Reviewer: Mikayla
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Was good and easy to make. I loved it, but it seemed a little buttery. But it tasted wonderful on the cupcakes!

 
Reviewer: Ashna
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For me, it didn't work out! Aaaahhh! It became very sugary and weird!!

 
Reviewer: Yasmin
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It was great. Guess what, I used it on mini cupcakes and it turned out great. Thanks a bunch...

 
Reviewer: SoloAwesomnesss
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Well, this will help me alot! I am in a ginger bread making contest and I love butter cream icing!

 
Reviewer: jatesa
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I don't know if it was my fault or just the recipe but mine was extremely sweet and you could see the bits of confectioners sugar. It didn't look like thick butter cream either, but I'll try again.

 
Reviewer: Nikki
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Wayyyy too sweet and not sure if this is great for piping. Gonna try it but texture seems too creamy.

 

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