Versatile Buttercream Frosting

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 4 1/2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 13
  • 14
    cup whipping cream
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 34
    teaspoon extract (However you want to flavor it -- mint, lemon, vanilla, almond, etc.)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put butter, cream, and salt into a pot and heat almost to a simmer, stirring often.
  • Turn off the stove and place the pot on a trivet where you'll be working.
  • Add 3/4 tsp extract of your choice and stir.
  • If using food coloring, add it now and also stir.
  • Add 4 cups powdered sugar.
  • Stir, then knead until smooth and all the powdered sugar has been absorbed.
  • Put the whole thing into a large container for now and wait for it to cool to room temperature. (DO NOT REFRIDGERATE! This will cause it to set.).
  • After it has cooled enough, put into a pastry bag for decorating or large-nozzle one to frost cupcakes. Or frost your cake with it. (Or eat it out of the container if having a sugar fit.).
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