We’re all about making entertaining simple and no-fuss.  Cupcakes from a box mix are an easy solution to party hosting, but it’s worth the small amount of effort to make homemade frosting.  The best recipe ever is, of course, from the famous Sprinkles cupcakes!

Vanilla Frosting

2 sticks unsalted butter, firm but not cold

1/8 tsp salt

3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp milk

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat the butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to low, gradually add the confectioner’s sugar and beat until incorporated.  Add the vanilla and milk and beat until smooth and creamy.  Consistency should be creamy and dense, like ice cream.

Hands down, the best frosting you have ever had.  Easy enough, right?!  Just be sure to wait to lick the bowl until after you have frosted all your cupcakes!

We couldn’t make you read an entire post without a single picture!  Drool over these beautiful cupcakes!

via Sprinkles

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