Regular White Icing (Add Butter to Make Buttercream Icing)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love this icing with the White Cake recipe that I posted. This is not a thick icing like those you buy. This also came from my sister-in-law. We use this for lots of different baked goods that require icing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon milk, add more to desired consistancy
  • 1 dash salt (may substitute or omit)
  • 14 cup butter (for the Buttercream Icing you would add the butter to the recipe)


  1. Mix powdered sugar and vanilla.
  2. Add milk teaspoon by teaspoon until desired consistency.
  3. Dash salt.
  4. Note: Do NOT pour in the milk.
  5. Trust me.
  6. Do this as instructed, or you will have to keep adding sugar until you get a good consistency, and then you will end up with enough icing to cover surplus amout of cakes!
  7. (If you are icing everything in your home, then go right ahead).


Most Helpful

I liked this icing b/c it didn't call for shortening. It was a good buttercream icing. I doubled the batch to icing 2 layer cake and it just made it!

Chef rmshill May 09, 2010

I have been trying to find a white or buttercream icing that is not super sweet. This is what I have been looking for! AMAZING!

kpbaltimore May 18, 2012

I think you are so funny! Thanks for the laugh. I chose to go the route of icing everything in my home! LOL! J/K!!! Still giggling over here!

Momma Jenny October 02, 2009

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