1/2 c. butter (or margarine w/some shortening) softened
1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk
Food coloring (optional)
In large bowl, cream the butter. Add about 1 cup of the sugar mix till smooth. Add the vanilla and a bit of milk, then more sugar, alternating while mixing to keep smooth. Keep adding a bit of sugar, then about a tbs. of milk, till you have enough and it tastes sweet enough. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring. Mix everything well.
Chocolate buttercream frosting – add 1/2 cup Hershey’s cocoa or 1/2 square unsweetened chocolate.