Wilton's Buttercream Icing

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Gail LaVasseur
from Jackson, MI

I am getting into Cake Decorating so I will be posting recipes. They aren't mine.

serves 3 cups
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   1/2 c
    solid vegetable shortening
  •   1/2 c
    (1 stick) margarine or butter softened
  •   1 tsp
    clear vanilla extract
  •   4 c
    confectionars sugar (1 lb) sifted
  •   2 Tbsp

How To Make

  • 1
    In large bowl ,cream butter and shortening with mixer.
  • 2
    Add vanilla.
  • 3
    Gradully add powder sugar one cup at a time.Beat well on med speed. Scrape bottom of bowl often
  • 4
    When sugar has been mixed in icing will appear dry.
  • 5
    Add milk.beat on med speed until icing is light and fluffy.
  • 6
    Keep bowl covered with damp cloth until ready to use. For best results keep bowl in fridge when not in use.
  • 7
    refirdgerate in air tight container for up to two weeks. rewhip before icing.
  • 8
    For thin (spreading) consistency icing sdd 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk.
  • 9
    For pure white Icing(stiff consistency)omit butter sub with 1/2 cup shortening for butterand add 1/2 tsp No-Color butter flavor,add up to 4 tbsp light corn syrup water or milk to thin for icing cakes.

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