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Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wilton
Added: Saturday, October 7, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. solid vegetable shortening
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
4 c. sifted powdered sugar (approx. 1 lb.)
2 Tbs. milk

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Re whip before using.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 cups
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Add 3-4 Tbsp. light corn syrup per recipe to thin for icing cakes.

 

 

 

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