Wonderful rich and creamy frosting.
- 1 lb. vegetable shortening
- 1 kg. icing sugar
- 5 tbsp. cold water
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sifted cocoa powder
Using the paddle attachment (not the wire whisk), cream shortening & vanilla together.
Add water and then 1/2 of the sugar. Blend on low until nearly smooth.
Sift the cocoa powder and the remaining sugar together and add to the bowl.
Blend until smooth.
Turn the mixer up on ‘high’ and whip for about 20-30 seconds. It will be very fluffy and smooth.
*Don’t mix it longer that this though, because it will be very soft and difficult to use under fondant.