45 Reviews

This has got to be the best buttercream frosting recipe I have ever had or made! The only change I would make is that I found that 1 1/2 lb of powdered sugar was enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Also, I think that 2 lb would have made my frosting too thick, but it just depends on personal preference. Either way, it's a keeper!

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Cooking to Perfection August 05, 2002

This is very good and also pipes well. I used this on a First Holy Communion cake and I had enough to frost a half sheet cake plus color the remaining with food coloring and pipe around the outside and write with. I also only had to use 1 1/2 lbs. of sugar to get the right consistency. Thanks!

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Karen=^..^= October 20, 2002

extremely rich, but extremely yummy. I decorated my first cake with this frosting. Will definetly be using this recipe and no longer buying the frosting from the stores!!! Thank you...

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KarlaOregon June 10, 2002

used this for my sons birthday cake. I got many complements. this frosting is truly buttery and very creamy! its a keeper!

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momof2tots April 03, 2002

Well, I've been looking for the perfect buttercream icing recipe and I must say that... I'll continue looking. This wasn't the best, but it was okay. I had trouble with the getting the consistency just the way I wanted it. I only put 1 pound and 1/2 of the powdered sugar in it as suggested and it was way too runny so I kept adding more until I added 2 pounds (the amount in the recipe) and then it just tasted like powdered sugar, not like "butter cream". Thanks for a good recipe, but it doesn't really suit my tastes.

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Lauren Clark February 09, 2003

I found that a mere pound and a half of powdered sugar was still too much. I only used that much, because I was suspicious of the recipe calling for 2 pounds; I was right. Also, I was not happy with the consistency. I added 3 eggs to mine and used heavy cream instead of milk, and the frosting came out too thin and sweet for my liking. I will keep looking.

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creammaster January 12, 2004

Sorry, we didn't like this frosting. It was the wrong consistency for detail decorating - too dry. Also, both my husband and I did not like the flavor.

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Amy H in Bellevue, WA July 12, 2003

i loved this unreal icing. UNREAL 10/10

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jasmine.allan March 02, 2016

I used 1 1/2lbs and it was still a little to sweet for me, so next time ill use 1 lb, but i really liked the consistincy of it

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frances8415 January 18, 2012

I thought it was really good.

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cookingclass123 December 21, 2011
Classic Buttercream Frosting