By C. Taylor on April 12, 2007
Photo by elisa1019
Photo by elisa1019
"My sister got this buttercream frosting off the box of a Sprinkles Cupcake mix, made famous by Oprah. My sister said this was amazing. Update: I have finally gotten around to making this myself. I will say, that I don't like my desserts overly sweet and. though this was very good, I think I would probably decrease the amount of sugar for my personal taste. I'm glad everyone else has liked it as-is, though. :)"
Serving Size: 1 (657 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I made this frosting last week when I was trying to duplicate CakeLove's 44 cupcake. It was delicious and I had rave reviews from my family. I just made the frosting again today and tweaked it to suit my own taste. I thought the frosting was too sweet and difficult to spread, so to fix that I only used 3 cups of powdered sugar, two TBS of half & half (instead of the milk), and I added 1/4 tsp of Cream of Tartar to help stabilize it. Otherwise I followed the directions. It turned out exactly as I wanted it to. I was able to spread it easily and it wasn't too sweet. It would be perfect for the 44 cupcake since that has caramel drizzled over the top. It was just too sweet for me in the original recipe. I love how easy this is to make!"
"Excellent!! I halved the recipe and frosted 17 cupcakes with it. I left out the salt and used salted butter. Worked great."
"Never had Sprinkles cupcakes but based on the reviews thought I'd give it a try. This is very yummy! I usually don't even eat frosting and I scrape it off anything that has it cause I don't like that thick greasy feel it leaves in your mouth. These don't do that, they are great texture and flavor - not to mention super easy! I made exactly as directed and added some food coloring to make them pink roses. Thanks for sharing!! UPDATE: Since my first review I've now made this to frost cupcakes several times and love it more each time! Everyone raves when I make these! I like sweet with a little salty taste to it so I use salted sweet cream butter, softened on the counter top, and I use kosher salt where it calls for salt. This pipes on beautifully and just looks great in any color - with or without sprinkles! Thanks again for sharing!"
"Put Sprinkles vanilla frosting against your standard buttercream and Sprinkles' recipe wins every taste test, hands down. It's addictive with the sweet/salty combination - you just want more and more, and I'm not usually a big frosting person. Add a little more milk to overcome any dryness you may experience. I have become the cupcake queen of my daughter's high school due to this recipe, as her friends clamor for more of Mrs. C's cupcakes they are actually willing to talk to me, a parent (not a bad way to keep in touch with your kid's high school peers!)."
"Made this to frost cupcakes using a Wilton 1M tip and it worked great. (Following the directions on their website for the spiral.) I only got to 18 cupcakes with 1 batch so next time will make 1.5 batches."
"This is very good. I did make a few changes. I used one tablespoon of vanilla, one tablespoon of heavy whipping cream, and one tablespoon of Bailey's Irish Cream.
"I just have to say thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for posting this recipe. I have been looking for a buttercream recipe for a couple of years now, and they have all failed in some way. They either tasted too much like milk, or were not thick enough, or just blah.. THIS recipe is IT! It is absolutely perfect. Perfect texture, perfect sweetness, and I really like the flavor that the salt adds. I'm so happy my search for a good frosting recipe is over :)"
"This is a quick, easy and delicious recipe! I decorated 200 vanilla, devil's food and strawberry cupcakes for a cupcake wedding cake, and the guests all raved! I did make several small changes: I only used 3 cups of confectioners' sugar and increased the vanilla extract to 1 1/2 teaspoons. I also used unsalted butter. This made the icing less sweet and more buttery. Also, if you want white icing, use clear vanilla extract. YUMMY!"
"The clouds have parted and the angels are singing. This recipe is such a great jumping point if you are looking for a buttercream recipe you can make tour own. I tweaked it a tiny bit as follows: I only used 3 cups xxx sugar, 2T milk, 1t clear vanilla (Wilton), and I added 1/4t meringue powder (Wilton). Same butter and salt ratio as recipe. It was DELICIOUS. The PERFECT buttercream for cupcakes. I was able to frost 22 cupcakes using a 1M tip. I would probably make a 1&1/2 batch next time and use more frosting on each cupcake."
"Yum! This is a very good buttercream! I used salted butter & 3 cups of powdered sugar, and it came out excellent. I spread it over Recipe #26370 (chocolate cake) that I made in an 9x13 pan, then sprinkled on some mini chocolate chips. :-)"
"i LOVED it the salty after taste is different but i liked, a lot!"
"started making cakes for all the birthdays i go to and i love using this frosting (can't help but give the spoon a lick..), the little bit of salt makes it a little different than the rest. way better than store bought frosting!"
"This frosting does taste good but with the low liquid content another reviewer mentioned, it was not a very spreadable frosting. I tried to ice my Quick Yellow Cake (38966) and it tore the cake. I needed to soften it up a bit. I think this recipe is perfect for cupcakes or piping."
"Light, fluffy and so easy to make. A little sweet for me but honestly most frosting is. Everyone else loved it. I frosted 19 cupcakes generously (about 1/4 cup or more per cupcake) and still had some left over. thanks for the recipe."
"I halved this recipe and still had enough to frost 20 cupcakes. Everyone LOVED the frosting -and for those who have had Sprinkles cupcakes/frosting - said this was BETTER!!! I will definitely make this again!"
"My daughter used this recipe to frost funfetti cupcakes for her High School graduation party. It was very easy to work with, and we found that one batch frosted about 18 cupcakes."
"amazaing amazing!! just when you think it's too dry, keep whipping! turns out perfect!!"
"Very good, I needed to add TONS more vanilla though. Then it was perfect."
"mmm love this frosting! some found it a little sweet, but i like it that way :) it was a little thick but good for cupcakes. definitely a keeper!"
"Good basic recipe although I added more vanilla and you should always use heavy cream or half and half when making frosting."