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.
Ultimate Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
KarenK1 Posted: 02/12/10
Marisah98 Posted: 03/22/09
Great recipe- I used a little more vanilla bean paste and it was fabulous!
nancyniles Posted: 10/11/10
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: 08/09/12Philadelphia, 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.