Top-ranked recipe named "Basic Buttercream Icing"
This is a recipe my mother-in-law uses but I could not find anywhere in a cookbook. I finally found this on the Food Network Website, courtesy Colette Peters. It is a light but very sweet icing that is great on most cakes.
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix at slow speed until smooth. If stiffer icing is needed, or if the weather is very warm, add a little extra sugar. This recipe produces enough icing to cover a 9x13 sheet cake or 2 9 inch layer cakes.
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Idahsen 5 years agoHi,I like to know whether the chocolate ganache frosting and the white chocolate frosting will melt if I leave it in the open for so long? I need to know as I need to bake cupcakes for a wedding in 1 week time and Im considering for this frosting recipe. Hope to hear a reply. Thanks! ------------------------------
digger7799 5 years agoWhen using the butter, the icing is a light yellow color. That is why shortening is recommended if a white color icing is needed. [I posted this recipe.]