Vanilla Frosting

 For 12 cupcakes 


  • 125 g salted butter NOT MARGARINE! (preferably left at room temperature overnight / few hours)
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 Tbsp milk ( if you feel it needs more add no more than 2 tbsps. We usually add one milk cap & it’s perfect!)


  1. Recite Bismillah.
  2. Beat butter till light & creamy. This may take a while. (It is preferable to use a stand mixer so that your arms do not get tired.)
  3. Gradually add in icing sugar, milk & vanilla and mix on high speed till fluffy and light in colour. (Remember the trick is to keep beating till you get a white soft & fluffy buttercream.)
  4. Dye using gel colour- optional ( We prefer sugar flair )

Tip: If you prefer a less sweeter buttercream, use equal parts icing sugar to butter.


4 thoughts on “Vanilla Frosting

  1. Sis I use this method but I feel like my butter cream tastes a lot like butter and not like the buttercream you get at the shops like in a premade cake. Do you think I’m doing something wrong?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s