Quick Vanilla Buttercream

Scarlett will be turning 1 on the 29th, so of course, it’s time for cake smash pictures! Made a mini cake last night for the occasion! Here’s the recipe I used for her buttercream frosting. Super easy and super delicious! Will post her pics as soon as I get them!



3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup butter, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk

In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more milk if needed for spreading consistency.



I made a mini cake, so I halved this recipe and it was plenty. Follow this recipe, as is, to frost a regular sized cake!

Recipe adapted from Gale Gand’s “Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting”, The Food Network