Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Best Buttercream Icing

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In order to decorate deliciously pretty cakes, you need the perfect buttercream.  This is a recipe my mom gave me and I use it every time I decorate a cake with roses or other details.  It tastes great, is easy to work with and a cinch to color.  Here's the recipe!

The Best Buttercream Icing


2 cups shortening
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 cups powdered sugar (one 2-lb bag)
1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter
2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat shortening until smooth.  Add butter and cream until fluffy.  Add 1/4 cup heavy cream and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add sugar slowly and continue mixing.  Slowly add remaining cream until right consistency is reached.

Makes enough to frost a 9-inch 4 layer cake or a large cake made with two cake mixes.

A cake I frosted with this recipe.

Another cake frosted with The Best Buttercream Icing.

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