Buttercream Frosting

    Posted by  ·  September 1, 2010

    Oh yes, smooth creamy delicious buttercream frosting!

    It really is simple to make and well worth the effort!

    Buttercream Frosting Recipe

    1/2 cup softened butter

    1/2 cup plain shortening

    4 cups powdered sugar

    1/2 teaspoon Creme Bouquet

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    2 Tablespoons water or milk

    pinch of salt

    Mix with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Yes it is a standard recipe but there is a secret weapon!

    It is Creme Bouquet! It makes the frosting bowl lickin’ good.  Using clear vanilla keeps the frosting nice and white!

    This amount of frosting will frost at least a dozen cupcakes. I use a large closed star tip for frosting cupcakes.

    Football starts this weekend. Decorate some cupcakes with #1 finger cupcake picks and football and helmet quins and you are ready for some football.

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    1. Angela
      Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
      Hi just wondering what is plain shortening and crime bouquet I'm from Australia thank you
      • Cindy
        Sunday, July 31st, 2016
        Angela, shortening is a solid vegetable fat. The brand name in the US is Crisco. Creme Bouquet if a flavoring made up of vanilla, almond and hints of citrus. You may substitute any flavoring you like. LorAnn Oils makes a flavoring called Princess that is similar to Creme Bouquet. Enjoy!
    2. Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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    3. katneedle
      Sunday, August 12th, 2012
      why would you use fake flavoring? the real stuff is so much better and not made of chemicals
    4. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
      i JUST made this frosting and it is YUMMO!!!! Thank you so much! My daughters cupcakes at her bday party at the end of October will be fab, thanks to YOU!
    5. Saturday, September 11th, 2010
      Um - thank you for telling me about the creme bouquet. I ordered it from Sweet and got it this week. I made a cake for a party today and the kids could not stop eating the frosting. This was a dual party and the other mom had a fancy bakery cake --- but the cake I made was an absolute hit! This is thee best buttercream frosting recipe EVAH!!!!!
    6. cmjhawaii
      Friday, September 3rd, 2010
      Does anyone know if this will hold up for a long while out of the fridge? My problems with buttercream is that it softens too fast...can't get around it in Hawaii...and I find that kids usually don't like the heavy butter taste. They're used to the store bought cake/cupcake frosting which is all shortening. So I'm always searching for a frosting that the kids will like.
      • Monday, September 6th, 2010
        You can make this recipe with only shortening. Just replace the butter with shortening --- it still tatses good and might hold up in the heat better for you!
    7. Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      I just love butter cream frosting. Yum!
    8. Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      I just checked out your store's website - it looks fantastic! I'll be sure to come back! Nice to know the person behind the store - and it makes it more fun to support that business! The layout and colours are so nice!
    9. Shelly
      Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      So excited! I had heard that you were opening a shop from a friend who does cakes around here. I'll need to take a road trip to Topeka and visit! Congratulations!
    10. Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      I wouldn't make buttercream frosting without the creme bouquet. I have used it for years. I have a little different recipe for buttercream. Basically the same except I don't use any butter, I double the shortening. The butter makes the frosting an offwhite instead of pure white.
    11. Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      OH, that creme bouquet sounds very good. I have not heard of that flavor before. I will have to check it out in your store ;) It is also nice to know where I can order some of these items online.
    12. m-a
      Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      Creme bouquet, this is to artificial for me and the shortening... my hips will take more inches and my heart... no this time it is to much for me. I just will put the picture on my wall and look at it... very often.
      I love your blog, and your shop.
      have a nice day
    13. Amber
      Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      How long will the cupcakes keep with the buttercream frosting? Both in the fridge and out of it.

      I love your site and use it for cooking and crafting.
    14. Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      THanks for the tip! I have never heard of cream bouquet! I am getting ready to frost 2 dozen cupcakes in a a couple days, so I have will have to track some cream bouqet down. Thanks!
    15. Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      Yay! A buttercream frosting recipe! Frosting is one of those things that has always given me problems- but your recipe looks easy and delicious! Thanks!
    16. Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      Ooooh - I'm excited! I love making buttercream frosting for all my cupcakes - I just ordered the cream bouquet and I cannot WAIT to use it!!!! So exciting!
    17. kate
      Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
      mmm. this makes me want to grab a spoon and just eat it straight out of the bowl :)