Hi there! It’s Sierra here from The Blue Robin Cottage (spending most of my time these days at The Winking Apple)! I’m so happy to be here today sharing the BEST birthday cake frosting recipe I’ve ever had.
Birthday season is upon my household! In my family we have a birthday in April, June, July and August. We eat cake for months! If you are going to eat cake that frequently, you should probably have a killer frosting recipe to go with it. So today, I’m sharing the best birthday cake frosting recipe! It pairs perfectly with birthday cake and you can make it to the consistency of your liking. Double win!
Here’s what you will need to make this yummy birthday cake frosting:
*2 Sticks of butter (one cup)
*1 8oz package of cream cheese
*1 Tablespoon of Heavy Whipping Cream (depending on desired consistency)
*1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
*1 Teaspoon of Coconut Extract
*1 lb of Powdered Sugar
- Cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth in a large mixer.
- Add in Vanilla and Coconut extracts.
- Slowly mix in powdered sugar.
- Add 1 tablespoon of Whipping cream (less or more) until you get desired consistency.
To pipe that perfect cupcake rose swirl, I use a 2D tip, start in the middle and swirl outwards. If I want a more traditional cupcake swirl, I use the same decorator tip but instead of starting the swirl in the middle, I start on the outer edge of the cupcake. 🙂 But, honestly, you don’t have to be fancy. You can fill a ziplock bag with the frosting, snip off one corner, and pipe away. This birthday cake frosting is so forgiving!
This frosting also spreads beautifully onto a double layer birthday cake and works perfectly on sugar cookies! Get creative and try embellishing sheet cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more. It’s so nice having such a versatile frosting that can be used for everything.
Best Birthday Cake Frosting (she: Sierra)
- *2 Sticks of butter one cup
- *1 8oz package of cream cheese
- *1 Tablespoon of Heavy Whipping Cream depending on desired consistency
- *1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- *1 Teaspoon of Coconut Extract
- *1 lb Powdered Sugar
Cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth in a large mixer.
Add in Vanilla and Coconut extracts.
Slowly mix in powdered sugar.
Add 1 tablespoon of Whipping cream (less or more) until you get desired consistency.
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