So I have been working and working on a buttercream frosting worthy of posting and I accomplished it with a birthday cake I baked last weekend.
So here it is:
Dreamy Vanilla Rosewater Buttercream Frosting
(frosts a 9 inch layer cake and 2 -3 dozen cupcakes depending on how frosted you want things)
1 cup of butter softened (1 stick salted, 1 stick unsalted)
4 cups of sifted confectioners sugar
7 teaspoons of half and half (maybe a smidgen more, maybe a smidgen less depending on what you want)
1 Teaspoon of rosewater (as in used for COOKING)
1 1/4 Teaspoons of a good vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of salt
Combine butter, sugar, and salt until well blended and smooth (use a mixer and use a large bowl and don’t splatter)
Add half and half and vanilla and rosewater and beat until smooth – between 4 and 6 minutes.
Come on people, how easy was that? Why use frosting in a can?
You can add a couple of squares of unsweetened baking chocolate melted to turn this frosting chocolate. You can add about 2/3 cup of shredded sweetened coconut to make coconut dream frosting.