This recipe frosts 12 cupcakes
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons whole milk
A few drops of pure vanilla extract
1-Beat the powdered sugar and butter together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
2-Turn the mixer down to a slower speed.
3-Combine the milk and vanilla in a separate bowl, then add to the butter mixture a couple of teaspoons at a time. Once the milk/vanilla mixture has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed.
4-Continue beating for at least 5 minutes or until the frosting is light and fluffy.
5-Frosts 12 cupcakes