Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Buttercream icing is the most versatile icing out there. It can be used on any cake imaginable, tastes great and excellent icing to work with. This icing can be made any colour of the rainbow by adding food colouring and different consistencies of this recipe will allow you to decorate almost anything onto your cakes.
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  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons milk


  • Mix together on low speed icing sugar, butter and vanilla for about 30 seconds.
  • Add milk gradually until consistency is smooth and spreadable.
  • Mix on medium-high speed to create a consistency and to eliminate lumps.

MegzCakes Tip

If you are using this recipe to frost a cake you will need to double this recipe to have enough buttercream frosting to cover an 8" round cake.

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