|ADK BAKER'S BUTTERCREAM FROSTING RECIPE|
makes about 2.5 lbs., enough to generously frost way more than 24 cupcakes
or a 9/10" round decorated cake
|4x this recipe made TEN POUNDS of buttercream|
for Marley's wedding cakes!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup trans-fat free shortening (I know, but it's necessary for the body and texture)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Very slowly add:
2 lbs. confectioners sugar, along with
1/2 cup milk, and maybe 1-2 more tablespoons for desired consistency (drizzle in milk as the sugar mixes with the butter - careful; the sugar will want to fly out of the mixing bowl!)
Beat until smooth and creamy, adding more milk by the tablespoon if necessary. Generously pipe or spread on cakes or cupcakes that are completely cooled.
|One of four rustically frosted cakes in front of inspiration photo on my computer…|
Each cake was topped with real pinecones for Marley's Adirondack wedding!
|What to do with bonus cake batter and frosting? CUPCAKES!|
|Marley's and Chris's Wedding Cake|
Displayed on the stand they made themselves
Jimbo's at the Point, Brant Lake, New York