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Buttercream frosting

This is a good creamy recipe that tastes great too! It is stiff so you can make flowers and decorate cakes with it, but it won't have enough crisco to get that greasy feeling in your mouth. If it is to thick to spread (It souldn't be) you can add a bit of milk, just a little bit, and mix that in, or you could microwave it for just a few seconds! don't microwave it to long! Oh! It also takes colors very well, and it is pretty white


  • 1 stick- unsalted butter, room temp. 1 and 2/3 cups- powder sugar about 1/3 (can add more to make it more stiff) cup- crisco 1 teaspoon- vanilla 1/4 teaspoon or to taste- salt

Comments (15)

Just what I was looking for! I'll try this recipe!
I have about 3-4 butter cream recipes and I am trying them all out this week for 2 cakes I am making. I think I like this one it seems simple! Thanks
Does this buttercream crust up? It sounds good and easy to make.
How much frosting does this make/ what size cake will it frost? FInally - does it crust up? THanks!
I was wondering the same thing, "does it crust up"?
We don't have crisco here, is normal corn syrup ok to use as a substitute? Or does it have to be crisco? Thanx
Crisco is a room temperture stable fat not a sweetener or syrup. You would be better off substituting more butter.
wow this would not make very much bc.....good if looking for a small amoount
vanilla... is it the same as vanilla extract?
What measurement in grammes or cups is a stick of butter?
1 stick of butter is equal to a half cup.
i tried this today and i must say it tasted ok but i felt it was very clumpy what am i doing wrong
Definately needs milk added to it.
Was ok. Really had no flavor at all, even after adding 1t of DaVinci French Vanilla flavoring
been trying to find and icing that you can pipe with and this seems like an easy 1 thanx soo much!! =] ~a16pierone~
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