- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup butter (I use unsalted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I mix it in to taste)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream (or milk whatever I have on hand)
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
TO MAKE CHOCOLATE:
Add unsweetened coco powder to taste. I usually make half the batch vanilla ice half the cupcakes and then add chocolate to the second half that way everyone can choose their icing flavor!