MAKES ABOUT 1-1/2 CUPS Sweet and delicately flavored with a kiss of rose, this filling doubles as an elegant frosting.
at room temperature
pure vanilla extract
drop rose essence or 1 to 2 teaspoons rose water
drop AmeriColor maroon gel food color or other gluten-free maroon-colored food coloring
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugar on low until well combined. Add the vanilla, rose essence, and gel food color and mix on medium until fluffy. Taste and adjust the rose flavor, if needed, by adding one drop at a time.