Last week I introduced you to Coupon Cravings new weekly post titled “Pin Win of the Week” where every week I will personally scour Pinterest for a recipe, craft, dessert or the like and give you the real deal on how long it took to prepare, and of course my take on the results. The reason is simple… we can all “Pin”, but is it in most of our budgets to make everything we pin? Of course not.
So, for this week’s installment of Pin Win of the Week, in honor of our son’s sixth birthday I decided to try out this highly rated Buttercream Frosting to ice his birthday cakes with since I was using a personalized edible cake topper to save some dough of course, and the person who made my cake topper recommended that I use a Buttercream frosting for best results.
Let me tell you… I won! I saved a ton of money by making my own cakes and this buttercream frosting is the bomb! It took about 15 minutes to make using my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and I stored it in the refrigerator until I was ready to use it the next day. It made enough frosting to cover a double stacked 1/4 sheet cake (two 9×13’s stacked on top of each other) and the frosting in between the two cakes to hold them together and I still have about 1/3 of the bowl left. In total, this recipe (I used 8 cups powdered sugar and 5 tablespoons of milk) made about 6 cups of frosting. When I was ready to frost the cake, because the frosting was cold and therefore a little harder to spread, I put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds on the defrost (fish) setting and it was spreadable.
You can find this recipe on the Coupon Cravings Pin Win of the Week Pinterest Board here where I would love if you would re-pin if you decide that you’d like to make this one yourself. It’s a keeper!
To see the directions on how to make this recipe go here.