Also known as “country buttercream”, and “decorator’s buttercream”, this sweet and thick frosting is a cheaper and easier alternative to real buttercream.
1 cup butter, softened
2 lbs Icing (powdered) sugar
1 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract (or other flavor)
1/4 cup Milk
Whip butter until smooth. Add Vanilla and mix until incorporated.
Slowly add powdered sugar a bit at a time, until incorporated completely. Beat on high for 1 minute – mixture will be very, very thick.
Lower mixer speed to lowest setting, and slowly add 1/2 of the milk. Once incorporated, check for consistency. Add more milk or sugar to achieve the consistency you want or need.