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Basic Buttercream + Additions

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Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tesp vanilla extract
5 to 6 tbs milk


In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency.

ALMOND - use 1/2 to 3/4 tsp almond extract rather than vanilla

CHOCOLATE - use 4 cups confectioner's sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa, 6 to 7 tbs milk

LEMON - use 5 to 6 tbs lemon juice instead of milk and add 1 tsp lemon rind

ORANGE - use 5 to 6 tbs orange juice instead of milk and add 1 tsp orange rind

PEANUT BUTTER - use 1/2 cup peanut butter instead of butter and 6 to 8 tbs milk

PEPPERMINT - use 1/2 to 3/4 tsp peppermint extract instead of vanilla

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