Yummy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Blue Ribbon Recipe
You'll never grab a can of icing again once you try this creamy, smooth recipe! We loved the flavor of this icing and it will perfectly top of any cake. The Test Kitchen
How to Make Yummy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
- In a large bowl mix Crisco and butter at high speed until smooth and fluffy--about three or four minutes.
- Reduce mixer speed to low and add meringue powder and extracts. Increase speed and blend for another minute.
- Reduce mixer speed to low again and begin to add powdered sugar, one cup at a time. You will probably need to stop and scrape down the sides with a spatula to ensure all the powdered sugar gets blended.
- Once all the powdered sugar has been added, check the consistency. You should be able to easily frost a cake without worrying that you are going to tear the cake or cause it to crumble. If it is too stiff, add the water and blend. I would start with half the water and see how it is before adding the rest of it. The humidity can really make this vary, so don't assume that what worked last time will work exactly the same again. Your end result should be fluffy, smooth and tasty and more than enough to frost a 9 inch round layer cake or a 9 X 13 cake.