Traditional Wedding Cake Frosting Recipe
Butter cream frosting is the best choice for flavor
By Elizabeth Park
The wedding cake is one of the highlights of a wedding reception. Traditional butter cream frosting is the classic choice for an elegant white cake. Add coloring and flavoring and it can be easily customized for your cake. Traditional butter cream does not require any cooking. Instead it relies on pure, fresh ingredients for the ultimate wedding-cake flavor.
- What You Need to Know
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
- 1/2 tablespoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon meringue power
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- Mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Damp cloth
- Plastic wrap
Sift the powdered sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer. Add the butter pieces. Cream the butter and the sugar with the whisk attachment until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat 1 minute to incorporate.
Add the almond extract, vanilla extract and meringue powder to the butter mixture and beat one minute.
Add the milk to the butter mixture slowly and beat at low speed for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Adjust the consistency by adding more sifted powdered sugar (to make it stiffer) or more milk (to make it softer) until it is spreadable.
About the Author
Betsy Park Haas has written for various newspapers and online sites.
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