Kittencal's Bakery Buttercream Frosting

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"This is similar to bakery frosting and so much better than any canned! --- for extra fluffy frosting use heavy cream and make certain to beat for at least 3-5 minutes and remember to sift the confectioners sugar before using. For flavor and color you can add 1-2 envelopes 3-grams each, Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Flavor Mix, any flavor desired -- and for extra fluffy creamy frosting mix in some thawed Cool Whip frozen topping, starting with 1/4 cup adding in more until you reach your desired consistancy"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (107.9 g)
  • Calories 487.7
  • Total Fat - 18.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 25.9 mg
  • Sodium - 118.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 83.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 83.3 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 6.7 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed cream the butter or margarine with shortening, salt and vanilla until fluffy.

Step 2

Add in sifted confectioners sugar and 4 tablespoons whipping cream; beat until combined and smooth making certain to beat for at least 3-5 minutes on medium speed, adding in more cream or milk to create desired consistancy.

Step 3

Beat in desired amount of food coloring -- or Frosting Creations, starting with one package and add the other one if needed or desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Desserts



Your recipes are spot on though so turn to them. added my changes for recipe and my gall bladder requirements. Used for an a almond cake I had filled with lemon pie filling so used some of the pie filling, halved the margarine only used butter and for Crisco halved that but used butter flavored Crisco. since added the pie filling had to increase the confectioners sugar but all and all it was wonderful and people love the recipes I glean from you. Oh because of the additional pie filling I had to increase the confectioners sugar

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(27 Jul 2013)


I quartered the recipe then added 2 tablespoons of cream cheese for Cream Cheese Frosting... The frosting was fabulous, and perfect for an 8x8" single layer cake. With the addition of the cream cheese it wasn't quite as thick, but the flavor was perfect, fluffy and light. One of the best frostings I have ever tasted, and sweet but not that sugary sweet that I don't like... I would give this more than 5 stars if I could!

(11 Dec 2011)


This frosting is totally delicious. I used it to frost some cupcakes and found it was just a bit too soft after piping on the cupcakes. In the future I will just use less cream cause the taste is fabulous as is. Thanks for sharing Kitten.

review by:
(31 Oct 2011)


This is a wonderfully easy recipe to make buttercream frosting! The kids love the taste! I am so glad I found this recipe! Thank you Kitten, will definitely use this again and again!

review by:
(31 Oct 2011)