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Buttercream Help: How Do You Make It?

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Buttercream Help: How Do You Make It?

jenhen2 | Feb 1, 2009 11:18 AM

Yesterday, I set out to make the vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook. The cake turned out delicious - bright vanilla flavor in a sweet, dense cake. Perfect. The buttercream, unfortunately, was a whole different story. It was very sugary and almost runny. It slipped off the top of my cupcakes and wouldn't hold its shape at all. The flavor was sweet/sugary and I couldn't even taste the vanilla flavor.

I am looking for a recipe for thick, rich, creamy vanilla buttercream, and any tips on method would be helpful, too. Thanks so much!

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