Whipped Buttercream Frosting
(I'll never use another can of store bought frosting again!!)
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk or light cream
In electric mixer cream the butter until smooth. Add vanilla. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 5 minutes) Tint the frosting with desired food color. I used an open star tip on my pampered chef easy decorator and piped around the outside in a circle until peaking it in the center of the cupcake. This frosting can hide a LOT of ugly cupcake abnormalities. .and all the cupcakes looked good!!
Recipe taken from joyofbaking.com The vanilla cupcake recipe was on there too.