Room Temperature Ingredients
-It is very important that the ingredients are room temperature before using. This will ensure that the frosting is smooth and creamy and does not have chunks of butter
Do Not Over Whip- Over mixing the vanilla buttercream will create air bubbles that are hard to get rid of and will show up when you are icing a cake. Once the frosting is fully combined and creamy, continue mixing with a spatula to avoid the bubbles.
Make Ahead-The vanilla buttercream frosting can be made in advance to save time on the day your need to ice and decorate your cake. If you make the frosting ahead, refrigerate it and then take it out about 30 minutes before you are going to use it to soften.