some quick butter cream icing

I like making cupcakes for birthdays. They are the perfect size and really who doesn’t like cupcakes. Recently, I have not been able to make cupcakes from scratch (I like a lot of counter space and we have limited), so I get the box cake make some cupcakes and then make butter cream icing.

This is the simple way to make butter cream icing and I did a little trial and error with it. You need it to be thick but not chunky and you need it to have some sort of flavour to it. This one I made was Cotton Candy flavoured.

Here’s what you need;

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter (I used reduced salt – room temp is best)
  • 1 packet of Cotton Candy flavouring
  • 2 tablespoons of milk (I used homo milk – it was all I had)

First things first, you add 2 cups of icing sugar and 1/2 cup of butter into a large bowl.


Mix butter and sugar together. It will get chunky. You can use a beater or mixer, I prefer using a fork.


Add in flavouring. If you are going with vanilla, add in 1 1/2 teaspoons.

add flavour

Add in 2 tbsps of milk. Continue to stir.


Stir until smooth and creamy. If too runny, add in 1 tbsp of icing sugar to thicken.


Consistency should be thick but spreadable. Think peanut butter-ish. Now to decorate cupcakes. I just used a spatula and slathered it on. I was making pirate themed cupcakes so I wanted a wavy look. Everything turned out like this!

                                                                finishedproduct finishedproduct2

Super yummy and super fun!


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