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Basic Vanilla Buttercream

This recipe for Basic Vanilla Buttercream is courtesy of Billy Reece from Billy's Bakery in New York City.

  • Yield: Makes enough for 30 cupcakes
Basic Vanilla Buttercream

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2006

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency.

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