Print Recipe

Butter Cream Decorator Icing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk* (or water)

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting Recipe Goldmine.

Instructions

  1. Cream margarine and shortening.
  2. Add vanilla extract.
  3. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well. Scrape sides of bowl often.
  4. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until cake is iced, or keep in refrigerator in an airtight bowl for up to 2 weeks.
  6. Bring to room temperature and re-whip before using.

Yield: 3 cups

Chocolate Icing: Add 3/4 cup cocoa or 3 squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted; add an additional 1 -2 tablespoons milk.

Hint: Milk makes the icing "crusty"; water will keep the icing soft. You can also add 3-4 tablespoons light corn syrup to make it spreading consistency.

Pineapple flavoring is also excellent.

For fancy cake decorating!