Classic Butter Frosting

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Classic Butter Frosting

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    1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick) 4-6 tablespoons heavy cream
    1 package confectioner's sugar (1 pound) 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or lemon)


    Prep: 5 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
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      In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter and sugar with 3 tablespoons cream and vanilla on medium-low speed until smooth. Beat in additional cream as needed for desired thickness. Beat on high for an additional 2 minutes.

    • 2

      For fancier cupcakes, use a plain tip and pipe a "snowman"-style stack on top of the cupcakes (see photo). Garnish with a raspberry or colored sugars.

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