Bronwen's Buttercream Icing

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Bronwen’s Buttercream Icing


  • 1 pound of unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds of 10X powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1.5 tsp good vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a 5 qt mixer using a paddle attachment, soften the butter. Slowly add sifted sugar. Add salt vanilla and buttermilk. You can adjust the consisitency by adding more buttermilk if you prefer a softer icing. This is a good base icing that can be flavored in many ways.Try adding melted ganache for chocolate buttercream! Chopped pecans or crushed strawberries, coconut, lemon zest.a million possibilities!

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