There are so many buttercream recipes out there and I have finally found the one that tastes great, is easy to frost/decorate with, and only uses 4 ingredients!
1 cup of salted butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
1-2 tbs. of heavy whipping cream (or milk)
1 tsp. vanilla (preferably clear)
Start with 1 cup of butter. It needs to be room temperature so that there aren't any butter clumps and it turns out to be really creamy. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar mixing in between each cup. Mix in the vanilla and heavy whipping cream. Then you're ready to add the last 2 cups of powdered sugar (mixing in between each cup again).
If you have questions about what consistency it should be and if you need to add more heavy whipping cream, watch my tutorial (start at 3:14). I show the exact consistency it should be to frost a cake.
Remember to slowly add more heavy whipping cream or milk if you are going for a thinner consistency. If you do find that it is too thin, add a little bit more powdered sugar and you should be fine!
Contact me if you have any questions!
**This does not work well with the Viva paper towel technique!! Here is a recipe that will: Classic White Frosting