Buttercream Frosting

from Created by Diane

Buttercream Frosting

1 cup butter

1 cup shortening

4-6 cups powdered sugar

2-4 Tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract. if you are making white frosting use clear vanilla.

Beat butter with mixer until pale and fluffy, add sugar and milk along with extract mix until smooth and creamy.

*If the weather is super hot, over 100 and I’m afraid the buttercream will be a mess, I sometimes use all shortening.

 **If I want a very rich butter taste, I use all butter and no shortening.

*** for Chocolate Buttercream I use ½ to 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa in place of some powdered sugar.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1 cup butter

1/2 cup cocoa (unsweetened)

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk/cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract