Vanilla Frosting


Location: Sprinkles – Downtown Disney – Disneyland

Location: Sprinkles – Disney Springs – Walt Disney World

Source: The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson

Hellllooo Beautiful Bakers!

Today is a quick one but so super helpful! Most people at some point will need to make a cake or cupcakes. Umm…. because they are amazing.

Once your family and friends find out you are a baker, all of a sudden everyone wants you to make something for their event. You will quickly find out that most will not pay you for supplies, will still expect you to still bring a gift and will act like they are doing you a favor by letting you “practice” with them. I have studied at a culinary school, had commissioned work and I still have people say “My son is having a birthday party, you can make a Disney cake. It will be practice for you”…. oh and they want this, this, that and this on it. When I express I don’t mind as long as they cover the cake costs, they get insulted. How dare I mention it. Oh and here’s the best part. I’m not invited to the party, that’s just for close family, but I can drive it over in the morning. Isn’t that nice of them? Baking friends had warned me about this and I thought, no not my friends and family. Yes them too.

Whether you are baking for your family, the work party or Jimmy down the street, you need a few recipes as staples in your recipe book. You need a good sugar cookie recipe, a chocolate cake, and a vanilla icing.

I thought it would be fun to make the Vanilla Frosting from Sprinkles bakery in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. It’s so easy to make and it’s incredibly tasty.

Let’s make some creamy frosting!


  • 1 Cup unsalted butter (softened)

  • 1/8 tsp. fine sea salt

  • 3 Cups confectioners’ sugar (sifted)

  • 5 tsp. Whole Milk

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and the salt. Let this run for a while. You want to really make sure your butter is room temperature or you won’t get the light and fluffy butter you are looking for.

2. Change the mixer to low speed and slowly add the sugar to the mix. Once the sugar is completely added, let it mix for a while longer before continuing.

3. Change the mixer back to medium speed and slowly add the milk and vanilla. You want to just mix until its combine at this point. The recipe says you do not want to add much air into the vanilla frosting here.

Happy Cake Decorating!

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