Monday, February 21, 2011

Make it Monday!

Once again this is the first post as part of my new schedule for the blog. Make it Monday will feature a recipe that I have tested or that I have inherited from family. So the first is a super simple Butter Cream Icing. With only 3 ingredients its by far the easiest and quickest icing recipe I have made, and it's super tasty too!

Yesterday we hosted a VERY belated Birthday celebration for Robyn's brother. (His Birthday was in December... I know were a bit slow on the uptake) But in our house we don't celebrate a Birthday without a cake!

This recipe comes from my best friend, I'm pretty sure that she found it somewhere online but since I don't know where I can't give the original poster any credit.
Butter Cream Icing
1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine
2 cups Icing sugar
2 tbsp Milk

optional ingredients:
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
gel food coloring (the colors made by Wilton work great as they are a gel so they wont water down your icing and you get great color from them too!)

Cream your butter with a mixer until smooth and fluffy beat in sugar gradually until fully incorporated, add vanilla if using, add milk as needed. You may need more milk or more icing sugar to get the right consistency. 

Could it be easier? I don't think so... and it tastes much better than any canned icing I've ever had! 

I'd love to have some new recipes... if you've stopped buy leave me a comment with your favorite thing to bake or make!

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