About this recipe:An easy to make egg-free icing that works great for decorating cakes for birthdays. When you need to add colouring to icing, use colour paste. If you use liquid colouring, you may need to add more icing sugar.
250g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
600g icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Method Prep:10min › Extra time:5min › Ready in:15min
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, a quarter at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.
This is a great recipe to have. I used it to ice cupcakes. However add the icing sugar gradually as you might not want to add as much as it says. I used 450g instead and it was sweet enough! - 10 Feb 2011