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As seen on Martha Stewart. Courtesy of Billy Reece from Billy's Bakery, NYC. Check out his other recipes for "Billy's Chocolate Buttercream" #167665 and "Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes" #167664.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
- With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy.
- If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency.
This buttercream recipe came out nicely. I have to use all 8 cups of sugar. It's a little too sweet for the adults but the children love it.