This recipe makes a fluffy buttercream icing, much like the kind you get at your local bakery.
Fluffly Bakshop Icing (Buttecream)
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup margarine (not butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or your choice of flavor extract or extracts if you would like more then one flavor.
1. Mix milk with cornstarch. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.
2. Cream shortening, margarine and sugar. Beat with mixer for 10 full minutes.
3. Combine second mixture with the first. Add vanilla extracts; beat both together until creamy. The mixture should look like whipped cream.
Cake should be completely cool before frosting.