3 c confectioners' sugar
1 c butter
1 t vanilla extract
1 to 2 T whipping cream
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
Time: 10 minutes Frosts: 1 (2-layer) cake
This is my new favorite frosting. It is a Gale Gand recipe and can be found at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/quick-vanilla-buttercream-frosting-recipe/index.html.