Snow White Buttercream Icing
This buttercream icing has an ideal consistency for frosting cakes. It is usually not necessary to thin this icing for frosting cakes. Do so accordingly if you prefer a thinner consistency for spreading. It has a firm quality making it good for wedding cake decorations and flat surface or flower nail flowers. Air dry decorations for 24 hours.
- 2/3 cup water
- 4 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
- 12 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (about 3 lbs.)
- 1-1/4 cups shortening
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon No Color Almond Extract
- 3/4 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 teaspoon No Color Butter Flavor
Combine water and meringue powder; whip at high speed until peaks form. Add 4 cups of sugar, one cup at a time, beating after each addition at low speed. Alternately add shortening and remainder of sugar. Add salt and flavorings; beat at low speed until smooth.
YIELD: 7 cups icing.
Recipe may be doubled or cut in half; however, if cut in half, yield is only 3-1/2 cups.