Buttercream Sculptable Frosting
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Adapted from the recipe by Cheryl @ Sew Can Do. This is a tasty alternative to fondant.
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups confectioner's (powdered) sugar
  • Food coloring
  1. Beat the butter and cream together in a mixing bowl using a paddle attachment. Add the vanilla and slowly add 3 cups of confectioner sugar.
  2. Now you need to use your judgement on the consistency, stop the mixer and carefully take a little frosting out to feel with your hands. If you want it thicker then add more sugar.
  3. !To make the colors for this particular Dr. Seuss cupcake project:
  4. Separate the into 4 sections. Color 3 of them with food coloring (orange, yellow, and blue). If the food coloring makes the frosting wetter, simply add more confectioner sugar.
  5. Ultimately, I used 4 cups of sugar total, but I also used food coloring drops which added more liquid. If you are using the food coloring gels then you may not need all the sugar.
Recipe by Cake Student at https://www.cakestudent.com/dr-seuss-cupcakes-with-buttercream-sculptable-frosting/