Stop looking and stop the presses, y’all— we’ve found the buttercream recipe to end all buttercream recipes. Not only does this recipe create the best-looking and best-tasting frosting, but Tessa from Handle the Heat also shows us how to make flavors from strawberry to salted caramel to citrus and beyond. Seriously, I’ve never seen a more helpful frosting post— and I’ve seen a lot! Watch how she makes it, then read on for more tips and tricks.

You’ll Need

– 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
– 8 ounces (2 sticks or 1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
– 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
– 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
– 1 to 2 tablespoons cream

Want the full, printable recipe and instructions on how to make this buttercream strawberry, chocolate, mint, and basically every other flavor you can dream? You know you do! Head over to the Handle the Heat site for the print-out and tips for tons of flavor combinations, then tell us which one you’ll be making!