Baking extraordinaire Gemma Stafford is here to show us how to make our own homemade version of buttercream frosting!
1½ cups of butter (softened to room temperature)
3 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar (sifted)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons milk or cream and just a pinch of salt
Let the butter sit out at room temperature for roughly three hours, then pop it in your stand mixer for eight minutes on medium speed – this allows the butter to become perfectly “airy.”
When the butter is a nice light color and looks fluffy, you can mix in the confectioners’ sugar (one spoonful at a time), along with the vanilla extract and cream. Now you’ll have a tasty icing that everyone will ask for on their birthday cakes!
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