1/2 CUP VEG' SHORTENING
1/2 CUP BUTTER
1 TSP VANILLA
4 CUPS OF CONF' SUGAR
2 TBSPL MILK
Add some lemon juice
Substitute buttermilk for the milk
Add some fine grained salt
thank-you for the reply. I was also told to add up to 1 cup of cornstarch??????????
I use cornstarch or water to thicken or to thin my working icing. Adding a big amount of cornstarch is a good idea for high humidity icing.
Thicker icing for roses
Thinner icing for leaves
stuff like that
I found by accident last week that if I continue to whip my icing (20 minutes) it added more air-but not air bubbles- and tasted less sweet. I do add a packet of dream whip though so that may be the reason for that.
Also a pinch of salt helps too.
I've used a pinch of salt to cut sweetness