Oh yes, smooth creamy delicious buttercream frosting!

It really is simple to make and well worth the effort!

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 cup plain shortening

4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon Creme Bouquet

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 Tablespoons water or milk

pinch of salt

Mix with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Yes it is a standard recipe but there is a secret weapon!

It is Creme Bouquet! It makes the frosting bowl lickin’ good.  Using clear vanilla keeps the frosting nice and white!

This amount of frosting will frost at least a dozen cupcakes. I use a large closed star tip for frosting cupcakes.

Football starts this weekend. Decorate some cupcakes with #1 finger cupcake picks and football and helmet quins and you are ready for some football.

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  1. Angela, shortening is a solid vegetable fat. The brand name in the US is Crisco. Creme Bouquet if a flavoring made up of vanilla, almond and hints of citrus. You may substitute any flavoring you like. LorAnn Oils makes a flavoring called Princess that is similar to Creme Bouquet. Enjoy!

  2. Hi just wondering what is plain shortening and crime bouquet I’m from Australia thank you

  3. why would you use fake flavoring? the real stuff is so much better and not made of chemicals

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