I tried this recipe tonight after reading a bunch of them the other night. My mission: ice 4 dozen cupcakes for a bake sale. It really needed to work and it did, beautifully. I give it 4 stars instead of five only because even after doubling the recipe I had several cupcakes left over un-iced, which was not the end of the world, but I would have liked to have been able to ice the rest of them a little bit heavier, too. Other than that, it turned out perfect. I creamed the butter and confectioners sugar with an electric hand mixer, keeping it on low so I didn't overhead the butter. I thought the proportion of sugar to butter was good, and I used salted butter because I like that salt taste to balance the sweetness. After adding half the called for amount of vanilla extract and mixing some more, I divided it into four smaller bowls. To two of the bowls I added the cream, plus a gel food coloring to make it pink in one. In the other with the cream, I added nutmeg and cardomom to make a slightly spicy icing which was yummy!! That one got no food coloring. To one of the remaining bowls I added an organic peppermint extract and about a teaspoon (more or less) of peppermint syrup that I had on hand, and some green gel food coloring. The last bowl got yellow gel food coloring, some organic lemon extract, and the juice of half of a lime (no lemons on hand). I didn't use the cream in these last two bowls being mindful of other reviewers' complaints about it being too runny
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I tried this recipe tonight after reading a bunch of them the other night. My mission: ice 4...