This is a basic vanilla buttercream icing that I have been using for over 35 plus years. It is the base for all different flavored icings that I use on various baking goods.
servesFrosts 1 cake
prep time10 Min
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup crisco
¼ cup whole milk
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
How To Make
In a mixing bowl, with mixer on medium speed, cream the softened butter and Crisco until well blended.
Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Beat mixture until light and fluffy; about 2-3 minutes. If icing appears a little too thick, add just a tad more milk; one teaspoon at a time. You do not want it too soft. You want a medium consistency.
Chocolate Buttercream Icing: add 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa with the powdered sugar.
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