Country Crock 2016 Color of the Year Frostings

Baking on-trend takes only three simple steps and is perfect for topping cupcakes and cakes
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Country Crock

For the first time ever, two colors — a blushing pink and a cool blue — were revealed as the Color of the Year. Reaching pop culture status, these it-colors will impact American fashion, make-up, and home décor, and will even make a foray into food. Country Crock offers two simple frosting recipes reminiscent of each shade. Baking on-trend takes only three simple steps and is perfect for topping cupcakes and cakes. Plus, it adds a finishing touch to baked treats for that picture-perfect social media post!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 Cup butter, such as Country Crock Spread
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Mix confectioners sugar with ½ cup Country Crock Spread and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Beat all ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add 1 drop of red food coloring for the blushing pink or add 1 drop of blue food coloring for the cool blue.

Frosting Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Frosting Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.