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Ideal Decorating Buttercream Frosting

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 24

A perfect frosting for decorating cakes and cupcakes. MORE + LESS -

TBSP Kari
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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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