By *~Christine~* on July 14, 2001
Photo by KellyMac6
Photo by KellyMac6
"A classic frosting used in my family for generations."
Serving Size: 1 (104 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"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!"
"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!"
"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..."
"used this for my sons birthday cake. I got many complements. this frosting is truly buttery and very creamy! its a keeper!"
"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."
"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."
"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. "
"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"
"I thought it was really good."
"i like the frosting"
"i thought it was yummy"
"It tasted very good when I made it. It was fluffy and wonderful!"
"it was good"
"this was a very good recipe."
"I thought this frosting was good."
"I have made this at house and my family liked it but what i loved was the flavor and that you had to weight the sugar"
"We used this recipe in my foods classes. I learned that you really do need to measure the sugar by weight."
"This recipe is wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a better one. Don't expect to put it in the freezer or fridge to save it, however; it falls apart."
"This was a pretty good frosting, I did not need all of the powdered sugar in mine only 1 1/2 pounds. I also find as with any buttercream, you need imitation butter flavor to really give it that good rich flavor you want and not just sugary fluff. Will use as a base recipe again."
"Use only 3/4 of the powdered sugar, otherwise way too sweet."