i think most of you will think "you can buy frosting."
"i know how to make frosting"
or "everyone knows how to make frosting"
if so....then i guess don't read this and come back tomorrow.
i have had several people ask me how i make my frosting so i thought i would share.
like every good food in life....
you start with butter.
i always use real butter.
it needs to be room temperture....this is very important.
it should smoosh when you touch it.
if it's not room temp your frosting will have little clumps of butter in it....not pretty.
then i use the mixer to cream the butter till it's smooth...no clumps.
then i dump in half or 3/4 of the bag of powdered sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla.
turn you mixer on the very lowest setting and start to mix this in.
but it still may fly out and hit your shoe....even if you are careful.
it should be very thick...too thick but mostly mixed together after a minute.
then you add milk.
just a tiny bit at a time....about a tablsespoon.
if it seems really thick then add another TBS. and mix again.
that should be enough but you your own good judgement to see if you need more milk.
in this semi-blurry picture you can see that the frosting is thick enough to stand on the knife.
but thin enough to easily spread on the cake.
then the FUN begins.
one other thing.....
when i make this frosting (shown below...not the same as above)
i do all the steps above and then i fold in a container of cool whip.
then i pour it all into a gallon ziploc bag...close it up...
cut a small hole in the corner and squeeze the frosting on in a spiral motion.
and maybe if your lucky a little first grader will ask you
"is this homemade?"
ME - "yes it is"
"well.......it tastes disgusting."