You only need 4 ingredients:  butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.

If you want pure white frosting, make sure to use clear vanilla.

Once frosting is fluffy, spread on cupcakes, cake, or sugar cookies. This frosting is also great for piping bags if you want to make frosting swirls on cupcakes.

Want to make buttercream chocolate icing? Add 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the bowl when mixing to make chocolate frosting.

To make colored icing add 3-6 drops of food coloring to the icing when you mix it. If you’re going for pastel, start with 3 drops.

Recipe will frost 24 cupcakes  or a 9×13 cake.