SIMPLE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
Simple Buttercream Frosting
- unsalted butter
- vanilla extract
- half & half
- powdered sugar
In a stand mixer, cream equal parts of butter and shortening.
Alternate adding a splash of half & half and a cup of powdered sugar.
The consistency to achieve for decorating cakes is a "stiff" frosting.
If you can invert your batter bowl with a spatula or spoon suspended in the frosting without it falling out, you've hit the stiff consistency.
The buttercream frosting recipe I made doesnt really have exact measurements... I just go by the texture or stiffness to determine if its done. Here is what I used: