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This is a great basic frosting recipe. Good for making birthday cakes with really sweet icing. Since my daughter is allergic to milk, I substituted Rich's whip. It was very creamy and smooth.

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Caryn Gale February 21, 2003

The perfect compliment to Paige's Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies! I added a dash of salt to cut the sweetness and used a bit more milk to make the consistancy a little easier to spread. We had plenty of frosting to decorate 3 dozen cookies in four different colors. Thanks, taylortwo, for a great combination!

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miss gracie December 24, 2002

Very easy, smooth, rich and creamy. This is very, very sweet. I made this to spread over Paige's sour cream cut out cookies Paige's Sour Cream Cut out Cookies and the combination was terrific. Thanks for sharing.

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HeatherFeather December 07, 2002

I had requested this recipe and when I tried this frosting it turned out great!! This is really good frosting!

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applee October 22, 2002

Love this frosting! This is my first homemade butter cream frosting! I tinted it Green for St. Patty's Day Chocolate Cupcakes! Hope the boys in the office LOVE this.

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msyan March 16, 2011

Perfect! And yay, no shortening! Made this one to use after another recipe I found on here was a total flop. Used trans-fat free margarine. My son's birthday cake was a huge hit!

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Cook+Princess December 07, 2010

This turned out good, I used salted butter ( all I had on hand ) & a Tbsp or more of milk. Thanks for an easy recipe.

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embutterfly75 September 20, 2010

Nice! I put the frosting on a plastic bag and piped on top of chocolate cupcakes and it was perfect. I did add little corn syrup to make it glossy, and it did not add any more sweetness. All in all, very happy with the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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Spacemonkey June 06, 2010

Simple and perfect, though too sweet for me as written. I made it with 2.5c sugar (could have done a little less even) and 2 tsp vanilla.

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Dre S April 03, 2010

Very happy with this frosting, I used it in the middle of a 2 layer sheet cake. I think I could have used a lot less milk though, I reccomend gauging thickness before adding milk! Thank you for sharing this.

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Amy Hammond July 17, 2003
Paige's Buttercream Frosting