Buttercream Icing

Buttercream Icing

47 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 72% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A classic icing recipe, I was given in cake decorating class

"By itself, I found it a little bland but when I iced the cake it was great! I had lots so I experimented a little: a pinch of salt improved it, almond extract was AWESOME (thanks other poster!!) and adding cocoa powder made a fantastic chocolate icing. It's a really good basic recipe that can easily be customized with other flavours."


1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup Butter or Margarine; room temperture
1 teaspoon Vanilla
4 cups Confectioners Sugar
2 tblspoons milk

Original recipe makes 12



Mix together with portable mixer crisco and butter, when blended, mix in vanilla and milk. Add contectioners sugar 1 cup at a time, mix well between each cup.

*To add color it is best to use a paste food coloring.

**To make this icing recipe really white use all crisco and use clear inmatation vanilla.

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Does not look bad at all, I would definitely give this a try!
Tatertotter 1y ago

It cones out perfect....love this recipe
amsrolle 1y ago

Note: 12 servings will ice about 24 cupcakes!
Juicy86 2y ago

elaineg1113 2y ago

belgin 2y ago

Fantastic - not too sweet!
Kat0462 2y ago

I am changing my previous review rating , this icing deserves 5 stars! It taste just like the bakery buttercream icing that I love so much! This recipe will always be my go to recipe when I want a buttercream icing. Perfect taste, texture and consistency. Easy to follow recipe too. Kudos to the poster!
mogriff1 2y ago

Very good and has great texture for piping! Very thick and the right constancy. It tastes really sweet, but hey buttercream is supposed to be sweet! I made it with the 'Simple White Cake' recipe on Big Oven. Perfect combination!
mogriff1 2y ago

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