bostonterrierlady Posted 9 May 2006 , 12:20am
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Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

Serves/Yields: 7 cups. (12 servings)
Prep. Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time:
Category: Frostings
Difficulty: easy


Ideal buttercream for frosting and borders.


2 cups shortening
8 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream


1 In a mixing bowl, cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.

2 Add salt, vanilla, and 6 ounces whipping cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional 2 ounces whipping cream if necessary. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

Source: Rick Mazzuca
Contributed by: on Monday, April 26. 2004 at 16:39:42

Do you think this will crust?

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kraftychristy Posted 9 May 2006 , 12:27am
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I have used this before and it does crust slightly. I only made borders with it( no flowers or anything elaborate) and it done very well. Plus, I got lots of compliments on the taste. Hope this helps!


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kraftychristy Posted 9 May 2006 , 12:34am
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BTW, I substituted 1/2 real butter for the shortening. I just think it tastes better.

cakesbgood Posted 22 May 2006 , 7:06pm
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This would have to be kept in the fridge right? I know, stupid question icon_cry.gif . How long could it sit out though? A couple hrs maybe?

Rodneyck Posted 22 May 2006 , 7:16pm
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Originally Posted by bakerchick103

BTW, I substituted 1/2 real butter for the shortening. I just think it tastes better.




I agree. If I am going to use these types of icings, I have to have a more butter than shortening ratio, if not all butter. Eating pure shortening is hard to stomach. icon_surprised.gif

pinkopossum Posted 22 May 2006 , 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by cakesbgood

This would have to be kept in the fridge right? I know, stupid question icon_cry.gif . How long could it sit out though? A couple hrs maybe?




yeah cakesbgood, this would most definately have to be stored in the fridge. I wouldn't think a couple of hours at room temperature would hurt it any, though.

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