Yummy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Sherry Symmonds


I was working on my first fondant covered cake for my daughter's birthday--a feat in itself! Since I wanted everything to turn out just perfect I started searching for a good buttercream recipe to go under the fondant. The recipes I found were either for very large amounts, didn't sound very tasty, or were the kind of buttercream that would not hold up well for the purpose I needed. Therefore, I went with a half Crisco/half butter mix. I used 2 tsps of meringue powder (the equivalent of one egg white) to improve the texture. Went on beautifully.

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  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 tsp
    meringue powder
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    butter flavor extract
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Yummy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

About Yummy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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