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Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Updated: 14 hours ago

Need a way to easily add value to your products with little or no effort? Adding something as simple as buttercream icing to a product like your sugar cookies can increase the perceived value of your cookie. The recipe below is quick and easy to make, plus it will last stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

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Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Recipe Yield: about 45 cookies worth

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Max Hold Time: 1 month in an airtight container


  • 2 lbs unsalted butter, softened (not melted)

  • 60 oz of powdered sugar

  • 1.41 oz of vanilla extract

  • .28 oz of almond extract


  1. Place softened butter into the mixer and whip (using a whisk attachment) on medium speed until creamy.

  2. Add in extracts and slowly mix until incorporated.

  3. Turn to lowest speed and add in powdered sugar slowly. Mix until smooth, creamy, and fluffy.

  4. Store in a labeled, airtight container at room temperature.

Remember that most of our recipes are provided to you for a bakery. However, this recipe can be used at home, too. If you are looking to scale your recipe up or down, then remember to grab our conversion calculator here for quickly converting all of your recipes to meet your customer needs.

This is a great recipe that can be prepared now and used for later. You can use it to ice cakes and cookies. Remember to store it in an airtight container. Another way we use our buttercream icing is to practice our hand skills. Grab some wax paper, piping bags, and some buttercream icing. Take a few minutes to practice your hand skills. Once you are done, you can scrape the icing back off and store it in the Cambro for later use. This is great because you get to practice without having to waste product.

Don't have time to make your own buttercream icing, we understand. Life can get busy and crazy. We actually sell a variety of different icings in our store. Grab your 1lb of icing here.

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