This is my standard crusting buttercream recipe and I have never had it fail me. You can add any flavoring you want. To make chocolate just add 1/2 to 3/4 C cocoa to it. For maple substitute real maple syrup for milk. For orange substitute orange juice for milk…..you get the picture. Also, for an exceptionally good chocolate/orange make the chocolate buttercream using orange juice for the milk and add orange zest. Yummy!
- 1/2 C Butter
- 1/2 C Shortening (make sure it has trans fats!)
- 8 C Confectioners Sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp Milk
- 2 Tsp Meringue Powder
- Cream butter and shortening. Add the meringue powder and continue to cream. Add the sugar and milk alternating. Beat until light and fluffy. If icing is too thick add a little more milk, if too loose add more sugar.