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Thick Buttercream Frosting

This frosting is perfect for piping intricate designs and buttercream flowers!


  • 1 cup butter room temp
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • 2 tsp almond extract or extract of your choice
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the milk and almond extract and mix well.
  • Then add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. After the second or third cup of powdered sugar, the frosting might start to look crumbly, but just keep mixing and it will come together. After adding the last cup, mix on medium speed for one minute.
  • Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a petal tip.


Recipe from bethcakes. All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without permission. If you would like to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.