Ultimate Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • KarenK1 Posted: 02/12/10
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    The vanilla paste makes all the difference. It was easy to get at Williams-Sonoma, and I'll use it in all my recipes now. The icing is yummy! I iced homemade brownies with it.

  • Marisah98 Posted: 03/22/09
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    Great recipe- I used a little more vanilla bean paste and it was fabulous!

  • nancyniles Posted: 10/11/10
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    Fantastic recipe, easy to work with, very tasty. You can make your own vanilla bean paste by splitting 2 beans to within 1/4" of the ends and roasting in a low-temp oven until dry. Then grind them in a spice mill and add a tablespoon (more or less) of corn syrup until you achieve a slightly thin paste consistency.

  • KellyDiff Posted: 08/09/12
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    Philadelphia, PA

    Recipe is a keeper, and a great "base" for making flavored buttercreams (I make a strawberry one, and a blackberry one by adding a cooked down, strained fruit puree). This recipe makes MORE than enough for 24 regular cupcakes.


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