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Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe

For over 20 years I've been making this same buttercream frosting for all or our birthday cakes and cupcakes. It isn't super sweet and of course and has a light butter taste which melts in your mouth. Do you have any favorite frosting favorites which you use for your dessert recipes?? If so please share in the comments! 
Best Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

1 stick of butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon butter flavoring (we buy Wilton brand) and it is optional

Directions

1-Cream together butter, shortening, vanilla and butter flavoring with electric mixer
2-Slowing add in the powdered sugar and keep mixing. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar, mix, then 1 tablespoon of milk, mix until all used up.
3-Once it is all mixed together I mix it for another 2 minutes. 

Make 3 cups of frosting

Kitchen notes
-When I want a light chocolate flavor I add in 1/4-1/2 cup of cocoa powder. 
This can be mixed by hand but it takes way too long in my opinion. Make due with what you have.
-This frosting is used to spread on cupcakes, cakes or cookies. It also works great to add in food coloring (I use Wilton gels) and pipe with frosting tips. It air dries great. 

Thanks to MyBlogSpark for inviting me to participate in this $55 Value Giveaway (over) featuring Betty Crocker Hershey Products. Here is the gift pack. It does include an awesome cupcake decorating kit which you see used above. It is best for cupcakes and large decorating items. I used it on a cookie cake and it worked great. It isn't for small lettering. The kit was so easy to use!

I use the above Best Buttercream Frosting recipe with the Cupcake Creation Station in this gift pack. I made a "tie dye" look but swirling in some Wilton gel food coloring. 
Cookies n Creme Sandwich Cookies - Bake cookies according to box directions. Once cool add a layer of frosting between 2 cookies! Easy Peasy!

Gift Pack GIVEAWAY (over)

* 3 Betty Crocker Hershey’s® products to sample - This box mix and frosting comes in the gift pack. My teen baked the cookies and added in the frosting. Super easy treat and all her friends loved them. 

* $10 gift card 
* Decorating kit 
* Cupcake plunger 
* Retail Value: $55 

I'm going to make this super easy to enter. Do any of the below in separate comments. Giveaway ends 10/15/2013 

1-Pin the post to pinterest and share the link in the comment.
2-Follow me on Pinterest and let me know you did in the comment.
3-Leave a comment with your favorite dessert.
4-Visit Betty Crocker Hershey page and tell me something you learned.
5-If you are on Instagram, follow and I'll follow back. Leave a comment!
6-Subscribe below to the mailing list. This counts if you are already a subscriber, too! Leave a comment with the first part of your email addy.



30 comments:

  1. http://www.pinterest.com/momof3boysj/boards/

    follow you on pinterest

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  2. * Everyone loves ice cream sandwiches! The great thing about these is that they can easily made and then frozen for up to 1 month.

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  3. chocolate brownies are my favorite dessert

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  4. already subscribed

    dholcomb1 (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. follow u on pin as jacksondeb
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

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  6. on site I got a peanut butter cookie granola recipe to try

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  7. Hi Susie,

    I follow you on pinterest. User URL:
    http://pinterest.com/ladygduran

    Thank you,
    Georgette
    gigicoan at yahoo dot com

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  8. I also pinned this on Pinterest.

    Link:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/231442868323821358/

    Thank you,
    Georgette
    gigicoan at yahoo dot com

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  9. My favorite dessert is
    cupcakes of any kind. I am relentless.

    Georgette
    gigicoan at yahoo dot com

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  10. I love pumpkin pie.

    alissa.enders@gmail.com

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  11. I'm real new to the whole computer and pinterest thing I am not sure exactly what to do to enter in your giveaway, but I love to bake it is my stress release and makes me happy!! I love your page and visit it often! Pinterest account name is lynn golden

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  12. I pinned this at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258394097344077324/

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  13. I follow you on pinterest as 1froglegs

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  14. My favorite dessert is pie, any flavor, any variety. You can't go wrong with pie.

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  15. It looks like they have 6 frostings and six mixes. The smores and cookies and cream are the most unique varieties. The others are standard flavors with the Reese's or Hershey name. Still delicious, but not as unique.

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  16. i follow you on pinterest :)

    http://www.pinterest.com/deallover112183

    jj durant
    deal_lover112183@yahoo.com

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  17. i subscribed to your emails :)

    jj durant
    deal_lover112183@yahoo.com

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  18. i love chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting

    deal_lover112183@yahoo.com

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  19. I learned some more great recipes on the website :D

    jj durant
    deal_lover112183@yahoo.com

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  20. Pinned to pinterest! Thank you for the chance! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32088216068828125/

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  21. Followin you on Pinterest as Brooke Adkins-Kirk

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  22. Subscribed to your feed with email starting with kirk_brooke81

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  23. Thanks all for entering! A few days left! Good luck!

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  24. My fav dessert is anything chocolate! My kids would love those cookies!

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  25. I subscribe to your mailing list as TKiehl ! tu

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  26. I do love your buttercream frosting but for a short cut I do use these can frosting. I love all the varieties from their website. They Hershey chocolate looks delish.

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  27. I just subscribed to your mailing list! My favorite dessert is cheesecake! I mostly just love to make the desserts, not really eat them!

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  28. Thanks all! Winner was emailed on 10/16 and responded! Stay tuned for more giveaway! susie

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  29. Those cookie sandwiches certainly look great! Thank you for sharing a great recipe. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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