Buttercream Bliss

July 20, 2009 at 10:55 am | Posted in Homemaking, Recipes | Leave a comment
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I made a homemade cake with the most amazing (and best of all, easy!) buttercream for Gracie’s birthday. I first had the buttercream on my wedding cake (nearly 10 years ago) and received the recipe from Aunty Yolanda Kikawa, who so graciously gifted us the cake. If you are a fan of buttercream you’ll love this one! It is so smooth and holds up very well in the hot, humid Hawaii weather. We left it out on the dining table for almost 5 hours, and nothing changed! I half expected the frosting to melt and slide right off the cake, but it didn’t. The recipe says you can use 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening but I used all butter. Try it… you’ll love it for sure!

Butter Whip Frosting
1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
dash of salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Cook cornstarch, salt and milk over low heat. Stir until smooth and thick. Remove from heat, cover and cool. 
2. Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add cooled milk mixture. Beat till well blended. 
3. Beat in vanilla and food coloring, if needed. (I recommend using gel food color. It helps retain the texture of the frosting.)

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