1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 tablespoon heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon real vanilla extract 3-4 cups confectioner’s sugar Food coloring gels (I use Americolor) Desserts, Tasty Recipe, Cake, Cookies, Fun Recipe, Melting, Sweets Treats, Sculptable Frostings, Buttercream Frostings
Fundamentals: Buttercream Frosting. (Explanation of different kinds of frosting and a recipe.) "Although I have made several types of buttercream frosting recipes, this one is by far my favorite due to its flavor, simplicity, and smooth texture."
Sculptable frosting that can be cut and shaped like fondant, but has the flavor and softer texture of buttercream since it's made with butter, cream and powdered sugar.
Cooking Classy: My Favorite Fluffy Buttercream Frosting EVER, and how to make a mini tiered birthday cake.
Do you know how many foods have artificial coloring in them?! Here are some ideas for alternatives: Natural Dyes - frosting... I used pumpkin puree the other day for a bold orange color. I think b'nut squash puree would produce a nice yellow.