Yesterday was my little princess's second birthday and before you say anything, I know there are 3 candles on that cake. One for good luck! This little girl is such a character these days- so stubborn, so girly, such a ham. We love her so much and our family wasn't complete without her. Having my son 4 1/2 years ago made me a mother, but I really feel like when I had my daughter, I became a woman. Maybe I did that all on my own, but having a daughter made me really think about the kind of role model I want to be for her. I am so proud to be the mother of these two children and so happy to have this feisty 2-year-old.
Now, the secret to buttercream.
Just quit it with the need for a couple tablespoons of milk.
It ruins the frosting.
I've made many a birthday buttercream over the years, testing different recipes along the way, and this is the one. This is the one that changes it all. It's a sweet buttercream, meaning that it's made with powdered sugar, but if you're not into that, this recipe from Our Best Bites is really good as well. I really prefer the less sweet buttercream, but now that I've learned the secret, I might be changed.
The Best Buttercream Frosting
This recipe is enough for a 2-layer 6-inch cake or probably 12 cupcakes. I would recommend doubling it for anything larger.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened / room temperature (2 sticks)
2 1/2 cups fine powdered sugar (10x if you can find it)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Beat butter and powdered sugar together until crumbly. Add vanilla. Keep mixing 3 minutes more and it will come together. Taste and be amazed.