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Wilton's Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carolyn Kimmerling

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract, 4 Oz.
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine (softened)
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk

Directions:
Directions:
Step 1
In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
Gradually add milk or water; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 4
Note: This recipe is for stiff consistency buttercream, which is excellent for piping decorations like flowers. However, it will need to be thinned for icing cakes and borders.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 cups

 

 

 

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