Wilton's Buttercream Icing

Wilton's Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Gail LaVasseur


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

★★★★★ 2 votes
3 cups
20 Min
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 Wilton's Buttercream Icing


  • 1In large bowl ,cream butter and shortening with mixer.
  • 2Add vanilla.
  • 3Gradully add powder sugar one cup at a time.Beat well on med speed. Scrape bottom of bowl often
  • 4When sugar has been mixed in icing will appear dry.
  • 5Add milk.beat on med speed until icing is light and fluffy.
  • 6Keep bowl covered with damp cloth until ready to use. For best results keep bowl in fridge when not in use.
  • 7refirdgerate in air tight container for up to two weeks. rewhip before icing.
  • 8For thin (spreading) consistency icing sdd 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk.
  • 9For 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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About Wilton's Buttercream Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy