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Your next cake will be tasty AND beautiful if you follow the baking, frosting, and icing tips and tricks in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- 1/4 c. Unsalted butter
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
- 1 lb. confectioners' sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- A medium mixing bowl
- A hand mixer
- A large sifter
- A wooden spoon
- Airtight container
Combine the butter and cream cheese
Place the butter and all of the cream cheese in the mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed with the hand mixer for one to two minutes until well combined.
Sift the sugar
Sift the confectioners' sugar over the butter and cheese. Beat the mixture at medium speed for two minutes until fluffy.
Stir in the vanilla
Slowly stir in the vanilla extract with a wooden spoon until combined.
Store in the refrigerator
Use the frosting immediately -- you should have about 2 cups, or enough to frost a two-layer cake -- or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. It will last three to five days. Don't forget to lick the spoon!