1/2 cup - butter (1 stick), softened
3 to 4 tablespoons - milk
1 teaspoon - vanilla extract
In a large bowl with electric mixer at low speed, combine sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes until creamy. If desired, add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency.
Peanut Butter Crunch--substitute peanut butter for butter; sprinkle either candy peanut butter pieces or chopped peanuts over frosting.
Chocolate--add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, adding milk a teaspoon at a time until desired consistency. Top with chocolate curls, if desired.
Orange--substitute fresh orange juice for milk, add 1 tsp. orange extract and 1 tsp. grated orange zest. Top with thin strips of orange peel.
Lemon--substitute fresh lemon juice for milk, add 1 tsp. lemon extract and 1 tsp. grated lemon zest. Top with thin strips of lemon peel.
Photo: Domino Sugar