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Buttercream Recipe for Palette Painting


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted (If consistency is too loose, add more powdered sugar)

Dash of salt

2 tablespoons milk

3 drops food coloring, or as needed (optional)


Cream room temperature butter with a hand mixer, the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, or a wooden spoon until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract.Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add food coloring, if using, and beat for thirty seconds until smooth or until desired color is reached.

Recipe Adapted from

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