1 box of confectioners sugar (10X) - I recommend Domino brand, because then you don't have to measure. Otherwise, it's 3ish cups of powdered sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter at room temperature
2-3 tsp flavoring - I recommend 1 tsp vanilla, 3/4 tsp-ish almond extract, 1 tsp butter flavoring
5-6 tbls milk/cream - anything from skim milk to heavy cream can work
- Using your mixer, whip the room temperature butter for about 3 minutes on med-high, until there's a significant amount of air incorporated. Basically...until it looks bigger and fluffier than it did when you put it in the bowl.
- Add your confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, and mix to incorporate. Do this slowly or 90% of it will wind up on your clothes/counter/face/ceiling.
- Once the sugar is incorporated, add your flavoring and mix for 15-20 seconds.
- Then, using a tablespoon, add one tablespoon at a time of milk/cream until your frosting reaches your desired consistency. For some people, this is thick. For others, it is a little softer. If you wind up going too soft, just add some extra confectioners sugar.