Creamy White Frosting
This basic frosting recipe makes enough to top the sides and tops of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers. For a bright white frosting, use clear vanilla.
*Test Kitchen Tip:
Clear vanilla is an imitation vanilla extract that has no color, making it ideal for use in pure white frostings and icings. If you are tinting your frosting with food coloring or you are not concerned with creating a pure white frosting, you can use regular vanilla extract. Find clear vanilla in the cake decorating department of hobby or crafts stores.