Buttercream Icing

Buttercream Icing

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47 review(s) averaging 4.2. 72% would make again

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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."

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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 10 months ago

It cones out perfect....love this recipe
amsrolle 10 months ago

Note: 12 servings will ice about 24 cupcakes!
Juicy86 1 year ago

elaineg1113 1 year ago

belgin 1 year ago

drdivyajyoti 1 year ago

cinamez77 2 years ago

Fantastic - not too sweet!
Kat0462 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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