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Buttercream frostings

Skip the store-bought frosting and instead whip up a simple buttercream frosting for your next cake. You probably have everything you need to make buttercream frosting, consisting of basic ingredients like butter and confectioners’ sugar, on hand. Buttercream frosting is even a great option for cupcakes.

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recipe

One hallmark of meringue buttercream is that it spreads like a dream. This versatile version is flavored very simply with vanilla. The owl, fish, and dog cakes each require one recipe of the frosting, although you'll have some left over after frosting the owl and fish. Buttercream freezes well, so save it for another day.