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Confectioners' Sugar Icing

Use this recipe when making Ghoulish Petits Fours.

  • yield: Makes about 7 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, (3 sticks), room temperature
  • 3 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk, plus more if needed

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar until well combined. Add salt, vanilla, and milk; beat until icing is smooth and creamy. The icing should be thick enough to pipe and hold its shape. If icing seems too thick, add 1 tablespoon milk at a time until proper consistency is reached. Use immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 days. If refrigerating, bring icing to room temperature before using, and lightly beat until creamy if necessary.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2003