Prep Time
10 Mins
Makes about 3 cups

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

Step 2

Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 3 Tbsp. milk, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition.

Step 3

Melt caramels with 1 Tbsp. milk in a small microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Fold caramel mixture into buttercream, creating swirls. (Do not completely blend.)

Ratings & Reviews

Smurphy25's Review

June 28, 2010
This is a great recipe but in order not to melt the frosting and create a big mess you need to let the caramel cool after you melt it.

SpecialeBaker's Review

April 03, 2010
The recipe is delicious. However, the appearance of the icing we made in no way resembles the picture. HELP. Instead of a fluffy crown, we had a drippy mess. Any suggestions- we would like to make this again!

karcoyne's Review

February 20, 2010
I made these with a friend and we followed the recipe almost exactly, except for subbing regular sea salt for the flaked (couldn't find the flaked). We made both mini and regular sized cupcakes, and lined the tins just in case. These will take a few hours to put together so definitely plan accordingly, or make the cupcakes ahead and frost before serving. So worth the time involved and will definitely make again.