This is the killer buttercream I was talking about in the last post. No kidding, this is the one! Love…love…love it! Not too sweet…just right! I hope you make it on the vanilla cupcakes I just posted. Let me know what you think!
- 1 (3.56oz) box white chocolate instant pudding (the 4 servings size box)
- 1/2 cup cold skim milk plus extra for thinning
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup shortening (can use all butter if desired)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Whisk pudding with milk in a small bowl. Set aside in fridge or freezer until thick/solid; about 3 minutes; it’s not very long.
- Meanwhile beat butter & shortening in a bowl with a hand mixer. Add vanilla & thickened pudding. Blend until combined.
- Add powdered sugar & blend again.
- Add milk, 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency is achieved. (I added about 3 to 4 Tablespoons. Fill pastry bag & pipe icing onto cupcakes or spread with a spatula onto a round cake.
*Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups frosting. **Use promptly after freshly being made. If prepared beforehand: thin with additional milk to a spreadable consistency. Keep refrigerated.