Buttercream Icing without Milk

Buttercream Icing without milk.

Pink frosting on a cooled cake

Blue frosting on a warm cake! (My son could not wait to start frosting)

This is the first time I have created my own icing from scratch and my family loved it! Seriously, how can I go wrong with sugar and food coloring! It was just a matter of stepping outside my comfort zone and just trying it.

Trial 1

So what I did was take 1/3 cup melted unsalted foremost butter and beat it with a hand mixer at speed 2-3. I mixed in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Next I added 1/3 cup of confectioner’s icing sugar and continued beating. I continued to add another 1/3 cup of icing sugar, and finally one more 1/3 cup and beat the mixture on medium speed. The last step was to add in 2 drops of red food coloring.

Trial 2

The second time, I added only 2/3 cups of confectioner’s sugar as the first batch was too sweet! And this time I added 2 drops of blue food coloring.

I feel I have some work to do in terms of adjusting the sweetness of the icing, make it more fluffy, and to make it free from butter. So I will try other formulations and post out!

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