Tuesday, May 13

Buttercream Frosting

Last night I had an impromptu dinner party at my apartment. Most of the food was basic frozen from a bag/box stuff (we're busy people!) with some fresh ingredients thrown on top, but one thing we did make was homemade buttercream frosting to go with our mix chocolate cupcakes. While some people would want chocolate frosting with the cupcakes, it was decided via a vote that buttercream was the way to go. I am going to take a picture tonight and add it to this post, assuming the roommate hasn't eaten the 1 (!) frosted cupcake that is left. To be honest, buttercream is not my favorite frosting. I think it can be too sweet, and bland.. I like a little pizzaz in my frosting! This batch was pretty good, but I think next time I'm going to try something a little more interesting.

2 lbs confectioners sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
6 tablespoons milk
1 stick butter
*vanilla to tasta

Put sugar and shortening together in a bowl and mix for a minute or two. Add the milk,vanilla, and butter and mix some more.

We also decided that this recipe was too sweet at the end, and added some lemon juice, a little more vanilla and about 1/6 cup of milk.
Not too bad! Next time though I'm heading back to the food blog I like reading and trying a buttercream with some extras!