No idiom's here, we are literally talking icing.
If you're anything like me, you shamelessly live for sweet, decadent treats; especially during the holidays. But a good ole' fashioned cake always makes the rounds in our home.
We love food, especially desserts, so there's never a shortage of good eats. But one thing I will say is this: you will never find a boxed dessert or prepackaged container of goods in my pantry.
Instead, what I do continuously stock are the essentials for all-things baking. And with the holidays around the corner, what better way to kick-start the season than with one of my all-time favorites, Red Velvet Buttercream.
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup butter, unsalted & softened
1 8-oz. package cream cheese
2½ teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons gel-based red food coloring (gel gives a richer red)
4 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup cocoa, unsweetened
Here's how you do it:
In a large bowl, whisk butter until creamy.
Add cream cheese; whip together until fully incorporated.
Add vanilla and food coloring. Blend until light and fluffy.
In a large bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa.
Gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa mix, until well combined.
The end result will make your heart smile.