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.