This is a good creamy recipe that tastes great too! It is stiff so you can make flowers and decorate cakes with it, but it won’t have enough crisco to get that greasy feeling in your mouth.
If it is to thick to spread (It souldn’t be) you can add a bit of milk, just a little bit, and mix that in, or you could microwave it for just a few seconds! don’t microwave it to long!
Oh! It also takes colors very well, and it is pretty white


  • 1 stick- unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 and 2/3 cups- powder sugar
  • about 1/3 (can add more to make it more stiff) cup- crisco
  • 1 teaspoon- vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon or to taste- salt


Neese003 Says... 2010-10-28 20:12:46

Just what I was looking for! I'll try this recipe!

aleeouway Says... 2010-10-29 05:45:36

I have about 3-4 butter cream recipes and I am trying them all out this week for 2 cakes I am making. I think I like this one it seems simple! Thanks

suzyg4 Says... 2010-10-29 07:05:11

Does this buttercream crust up? It sounds good and easy to make.

kellogs Says... 2010-10-29 08:01:58

How much frosting does this make/ what size cake will it frost? FInally - does it crust up? THanks!

lyndim Says... 2010-10-30 10:43:27

I was wondering the same thing, "does it crust up"?

JackiesCreations Says... 2010-11-01 13:41:10

We don't have crisco here, is normal corn syrup ok to use as a substitute? Or does it have to be crisco? Thanx

deMuralist Says... 2010-11-01 19:57:35

Crisco is a room temperture stable fat not a sweetener or syrup. You would be better off substituting more butter.

madgeowens Says... 2010-11-06 20:36:58

wow this would not make very much bc.....good if looking for a small amoount

Candice0402 Says... 2010-11-10 20:43:56

vanilla... is it the same as vanilla extract?

bakewell Says... 2010-11-11 17:10:05

What measurement in grammes or cups is a stick of butter?

Ooey Says... 2011-01-31 18:53:22

1 stick of butter is equal to a half cup.

kneenah Says... 2011-02-02 19:16:18

i tried this today and i must say it tasted ok but i felt it was very clumpy what am i doing wrong

Ooey Says... 2011-02-03 22:02:48

Definately needs milk added to it.

pburgess68 Says... 2011-02-19 17:32:51

Was ok. Really had no flavor at all, even after adding 1t of DaVinci French Vanilla flavoring

a16pierone Says... 2011-03-08 19:15:44

been trying to find and icing that you can pipe with and this seems like an easy 1 thanx soo much!! =]


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