How to Make the Best Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream frosting is no walk in the park to make. But with a few tips and tricks, it’s not too difficult either.
Although this recipe looks lengthy, don’t worry! It will turn out great every time if you follow these steps carefully.

Buttercream frosting is a delicious and easy to make icing. This recipe uses butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy cream. The buttercream is then whipped until light and fluffy. Read more in detail here: how to make buttercream frosting.

Are you more of a frosting or cake person? And don’t attempt to get out of it by saying you like them both, since that’s a cop-out, and we all know that everyone prefers one over the other. Ladies and gentlemen, I am a frosting fanatic. I could eat only the icing and skip the cake (unless it’s our greatest vanilla cake ever since it’s so wonderful). What do I mean by butter and sugar? What’s not to appreciate about that? And now we’re going to reveal a little secret: how to create the finest buttercream frosting you’ve ever had.

What are the components needed to create frosting?

  1. Butter: Duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, du The basis of your buttercream frosting will be softened butter. We suggest using unsalted butter since you’ll be able to determine how salty your frosting is. The most crucial thing is to use butter that is at room temperature. This will guarantee that your vanilla buttercream is always frothy and flawless. 
  2. Powdered sugar, also known as confectionery sugar, sweetens and thickens your buttercream to precisely compliment the taste of your cake while also holding it together.
  3. To make the frosting creamy, dreamy, and delectable, we like to use whole milk. If you want a thinner frosting, add a bit more milk; if you want a thicker icing, add a little less. Just keep in mind that one tablespoon might make a significant change in your texture, so go slowly.
  4. Vanilla Extract: Because vanilla extract is the only other flavor in your frosting, it must be of high quality. It’s well worth the investment.

First, let your butter to come to room temperature.

This isn’t really a step, but it’s crucial. If your butter isn’t room temperature, making a decent frosting and getting all of your components to mix together will take twice as long. To soften butter, let it out on the counter for a few hours or microwave it for 15 seconds.

Step 2: In a stand mixer equipped with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and powdered sugar.


Step three: Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.


Although the mixture will be thick, the sugar and butter should blend completely, leaving no clumps of powdered sugar.

Step 4: Combine the milk, vanilla essence, and salt in a mixing bowl. 3 minutes of beating


Use a good vanilla extract (we like Rodelle), a pinch of salt, and a little milk to thin down your frosting. This will give you the ideal spreadable, fluffy frosting consistency.

Step 5: Remove the paddle attachment and replace it with the whisk attachment. Beat for 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

While the paddle attachment works to mix all of the ingredients, the whisk attachment works to incorporate air into the frosting, resulting in a fluffy, light buttercream frosting. So lovely.


Enjoy this buttery, sweet delight on chocolate cake, vanilla cake, sugar cookies, whoopie pies, and just about anything else.

What sorts of frosting would you want to see on the blog in the future? Chocolate? Is that cream cheese? Please let us know in the comments section below!

Lovebugs, have a wonderful weekend. 




  • 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1.5 pound sugar powder
  • 1 tbsp extract de vanille
  • a half teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons milk (whole)


  1.  In a stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment, combine the softened butter and powdered sugar. Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. It will be a thick mixture.
  2. Turn the mixer to high and add the milk, salt, and vanilla extract. 3 minutes of beating Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the edges of the bowl. 2 more minutes of beating until the frosting is thick and frothy.
  3. Fill a piping bag with the frosting and use it to top your favorite cake, cupcakes, or cookies!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of buttercream do professionals use?

A: Professionals use buttercream with a higher ratio of butter to icing. This allows the cake to stay moist longer and prevents it from becoming dry over time.

What is the most delicious buttercream?

A: I have a lot of experience in making buttercream, so please let me know the specifics about what you are looking for!

How do you make buttercream flawless?

A: To make buttercream flawless, you would have to use a different type of frosting that is made without the addition of liquid. You could also freeze your mixture before you add it into filling, which will give your cake a really smooth fill that doesnt fall out.

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