I realized I have never actually posted my buttercream recipe, so I need to get it up here. I will go back and link everything.
1 16 oz package of powdered sugar (if you can get it in a bag instead of a box, it’s cheaper!!)
1 stick of butter (room temperature)
3 tablespoons of milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer or the paddle attachment on a stand mixer. Once everything is incorporated, scrape the sides down with a spatula. Then mix some more. I usually mix it about a minute or so. It gets fluffier and it makes it easier to spread on a cake.
That is all. =)
Easy right? You can mix in food coloring if you want… I made strawberry buttercream using this recipe and substituted all of the milk and 1/2 the vanilla for fresh strawberry puree. It ended up needing a tad of milk to make it wetter, but still very easy!
Hope you enjoy!