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Ideal Decorating Buttercream Frosting

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 24
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A perfect frosting for decorating cakes and cupcakes. MORE + LESS -

Kari Schuster
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
teaspoon vanilla extract
2
tablespoons milk
1/2
cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2
cup butter or margarine
4
cups sifted confectioners sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla.
  • 2
    Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.
  • 3
    Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.
  • 4
    When all sugar has been mixed in icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Expert Tips

To thin for icing cake, add a small amount of light corn syrup and additional milk or water.

Nutrition Information

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