Thread: Baking Tips
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:06 AM
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Cool Re: Baking Tips

It's old-school, but cool--you can make your own buttercream frosting for less than the cost of a tub of ready-to-spread frosting. Take a one-pound box of powdered sugar, and beat for 2 minutes at high speed in a small mixer bowl with 1 stick butter or margarine (minimum 60% fat), 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk if needed if the frosting is too thick. Fills and frosts an 8" 2-layer cake, a 9"x 13" rectangular pan, or cupcakes.

Add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa for chocolate frosting; for other flavors, substitute fruit juices for milk, or add food coloring, spices, nuts, and other ingredients as you like!
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