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Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bonny Leonard

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 cups (336g) salted butter (but I've used both salted and unsalted and it's been fine)
1 1/2 cups (284g) shortening
12 cups (1380g) powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract but I sometimes use more for a better flavor
6-7 tbsp (90-105ml) milk

Directions:
Directions:
Combine butter and shortening and mix until smooth.

Add 6 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. (hint: I use a damp tea towel or paper towels to drape around mixer so the powdered sugar doesn't get all over the place.)

Add vanilla extract and 4 tbsp of milk and mix until smooth.

Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth.

If needed, add more milk, 1 tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I've tried a bunch of icing recipes and this is the best buttercream one I have found. This should be enough for a 5-6 inch three layer cake and will give you a bit extra for a two layer 8-9 inch cake but you can save some and use it for decorating.

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