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Extra Special Buttercream Icing

March 14, 2021  Online Recipe Guide Avatar

This icing is similar to the flavor and has a medium consistency like bakery icing. It is ideal for frosting and borders.

  • 2 cups solid vegetable shortening*
  • 2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar (There are 4 cups to a pound)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 tsp. clear vanilla or your favorite flavoring
  • 6-8 oz. whipping cream

Cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well-blended.
Add salt, flavoring and whipping cream; blend on low speed until moistened.
Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy.

Extra-Special Buttercream icing needs to be refrigerated, both after it is made and when it is placed on a cake. It will keep 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

*You may substitute 1 cup butter or margarine plus 1 cup solid vegetable shortening to achieve a more buttery taste.

Yield: 7 1/2 cups.

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