I love that my kids enjoy being involved with multiple teams, clubs, and volunteer organizations. It seems to give them a feeling of pride and accomplishment as well as bonding with the other kids in that group. My oldest girl is a member of the Varsity Cheerleaders, Beta Club, 4H, One Act Drama, and is being inducted into National Honor Society. Oh and that does not include her all star cheer team. That list of extra curricular activities is for just one child. I have three kiddos, so triple that previous club list.
This time of year it seems that every one of their groups wants to have a holiday party. And I think that is great. That is until my monsters inform me we have 5 parties that week and I am expected to provide a treat for each get together. Ahhhh, I am not Betty Crocker and store bought goodies can be very expensive. Thank goodness my sister saw my panic and provided some help in the form of an easy to make buttercream frosting. I can whip up some cupcakes from a boxed mix, and then add the homemade buttercream and decorations and I look like Martha Stewart. My sis is an amazing baker and I have always loved her buttercream frosting, but always assumed it was too hard to make. Needless to say, if I can successfully master this recipe everyone should be able to recreate it without any problem. So here is the most delicious and easiest frosting recipe you will ever make.
SIMPLE YET DELICIOUS BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
1 15 ounce box confectioner’s sugar
1 stick unsalted softened butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp. milk
In a bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and shortening. After ingredients are creamed add vanilla extract. With your mixer on medium speed begin to add confectioner’s sugar a cup at a time. Let sugar thoroughly mix in before adding the next cup. After all confectioner’s sugar is combined add milk to get desired consistency, creamy but firm.
At this point you can either add color to the frosting or apply it to the cupcakes. I use a sandwich bag with the tip of one end cut off to apply my icing. Decorate with sprinkles or candy.
This recipe is so super simple my teen girls, who also do not possess any Food Network cooking skills, can easily whip up this frosting. Have fun during these holiday parties and happy frosting everyone.
Oh yeah, if you like this recipe check out About A Mom blog. This is where my sis blogs and she is amazing. There are so many great recipes and craft ideas, check her out.