okayu i am lookign for a thicker icing,seet,the kind u get on cakes from a bakery..i have tried 6 or seven different powedered sugar ,butter,ect mixes today choloate and i hate all of them,,imaagine u oipen a can of iccing thats not the consitency i am looking for,i want light kind of fluffly,i kjust dont know am i making the worng kind...halp quick need before fathers day!!! do i need a butter cream icing or what should i do,i just cant ifn d one i am happy with!!!
I use this buttercream icing recipe. What really made a huge difference in my icing recipe was was using heavy whipping cream. Here it is:
2 lbs of Powdered Sugar (One Bag)
1 cup shortening
1 stick butter (I use Blue Bonnet)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Let butter soften. You can help this along placing it in the microwave about 10 to 15 seconds . Be sure to just soften, don't let it melt.
Cream together shortening and butter.
Add 1/2 bag of powdered sugar and 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream.
Mix well. Icing will look yellow, don't worry, after adding the rest of the sugar and cream and mixing it well it will look white.
Then add the rest of the sugar and cream. For stiffer icing add more sugar.
This makes a very smooth, spreadable icing. It also holds well for my cupcakes.
I TRIED THIS WITHOUT THE BUTTER AND ITS GREAT AND SNOW WHITE