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Memories of childhood birthday cakes will be evoked by this sweet frosting, made quickly with just three ingredients and a handheld mixer (a standing mixer will take even less time). This frosting can also be tinted with food color; add a drop at a time and stir with a flexible spatula until well combined before adding more.This recipe is from "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes."

Source: Martha Stewart Living Special Issues, 2009



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  • thisfrostingsucks38
    5 JUL, 2015
  • thisfrostingsucks38
    5 JUL, 2015
    I did everything it said to do, and this is awful. I said I wanted frosting not high cholesterol. This is WAY TOO BUTTERY!
  • molly4336
    9 JUN, 2015
    I absolutely love this recipe, I use this frosting for just about anything. It's SO easy to make, and everyone just loves it!
  • zoebeech
    22 FEB, 2015
    This frosting just tasted like straight whipped butter to me, I did not enjoy it at all!
  • Chaunte Reyes
    15 NOV, 2013
    Gonna cry it's midnight and It didn't work for me. It's watery =(
  • mariacarrillo25
    29 APR, 2013
    so you don't need milk?
  • yppit
    19 APR, 2013
    THE BEST, fluffiest, most delightful vanilla frosting I have EVER had - even better than royal icing ! I forgot to sift the powdered sugar and it still came out fluffy, beautiful , and wonderful to spread and swirl with. This recipe makes ALOT of frosting-like for a 3-4 layer cake. For a 2-layer cake, I did 2 sticks + 2 tbsp. of the butter, 3 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. clear vanilla...then slathered it onto a dark chocolate cake...Pure Heaven . Thank you so much Martha Stewart !!!!
  • mirthful16
    7 NOV, 2011
    I have made this frosting twice...the first time with vanilla extract and the 2nd time with almond (I was out of vanilla and couldn't run to the store). WHAT A HUGE HIT!!! I made the almond frosting with white cupcakes for my daughters first birthday. WOW...people were RAVING about this frosting. It was SO easy and very fluffy. I had a little left over after topping 24 cupcakes with a large swirl of frosting! 5 stars for sure!
  • Milicha
    23 SEP, 2011
    It is the fastest, best tasting and fluffyest icing ever! Just simply WOW, it will be my recipe for years to come. Thanks Martha :P
  • MS10355272
    14 OCT, 2010
    about how much cake/ how many cupcakes does 4 c frost? Thanks!

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