Cardamom Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks (8 oz total) butter, room temp
1 Tbsp real vanilla
2 tsp ground cardamom
5 cups powdered sugar, sifted for any lumps
1/4 cup milk (or water if cupcakes will be sitting out in a fairly hot room for more than a day)
Cream butter until fluffy and very pale in color.
Add vanilla and cardamom and mix thoroughly.
Continue beating while adding in sugar one cup at a time alternating with a splash of milk, beating until smooth in between each addition.