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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat on high speed 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally.

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Reviews (15)

85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
09/06/2011
This is enough for 2 of these cakes. Halve the recipe unless using for a 2 cake. While delicious, there was more icing than cake!
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2011
The buttercream does get more "white" the longer it is whipped, not pure white but I made a perfectly acceptable snowman using this simple frosting and he didn't look dirty. =)
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2011
Just don't add the salt that is in the recipe.
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Rating: Unrated
03/12/2011
Salted butter can be used - I never use unsalted when not cooking it. Salt kills pathogens that could be in the butter.
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2011
You can't substitute salted butter or it will be inedible. Unsalted butter is always used in baking.
Rating: Unrated
03/19/2009
What would the difference be if I used regular salted butter instead of unsalted?
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Rating: Unrated
03/18/2009
unfortunately, perfectly white "buttercream" is made with shortening and not butter.
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03/17/2009
The picture shows such a pure white icing. How? All my buttercream icing recipes end up yellow due to the butter. What am I missing?
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2009
The picture shows such a pure white icing. How? All my buttercream icing recipes end up yellow due to the butter. What am I missing?
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2009
The picture shows such a pure white icing. How? All my buttercream icing recipes end up yellow due to the butter. What am I missing?
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2009
The picture shows such a pure white icing. How? All my buttercream icing recipes end up yellow due to the butter. What am I missing?
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2009
The picture shows such a pure white icing. How? All my buttercream icing recipes end up yellow due to the butter. What am I missing?
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2009
The picture shows such a pure white icing. How? All my buttercream icing recipes end up yellow due to the butter. What am I missing?
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2009
The picture shows such a pure white icing. How? All my buttercream icing recipes end up yellow due to the butter. What am I missing?
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2009
buttercream icing