Quick and easy cooked flour buttercream (Ermine frosting) recipe that's stable, smooth and creamy. Perfect for piping and decorating cakes and cupcakes.
In a non-stick saucepan, add milk, flour, granulated sugar and cook on medium heat, while constantly whisking everything together.
When the flour mixture starts to thicken, remove from heat and pour it into a bowl.
Cover the bowl with saran wrap quickly, making sure it's directly touching the surface to prevent any "skin" formation.
Place this bowl in the fridge and let it cool down completely until it has the consistency of a pudding.
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and shortening.
Add the flour mixture and vanilla extract, while constantly mixing.
Add powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time) and continue mixing, until you have the desired consistency and flavor. This step is optional
Use this frosting to pipe your cakes/cupcakes and enjoy!