After my facebook status about buttercream cupcakes, there were requests for my recipe. It's super easy.

2 sticks softened butter
6-8 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk (skim isn't very good, 2% is ok, whole is great!)

Cream butter 2-3 minutes in mixer. Add about 3 c of powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla, combine well. Add 3 more cups of powdered sugar, combine well. Add up to 2 more cups of powdered sugar, depending on what consistency you like.

This is my favorite buttercream!! Very simple. YUM.