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... 28 Oct 2010 , 8:12pm

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

aleeouway Says... 29 Oct 2010 , 5:45am

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... 29 Oct 2010 , 7:05am

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

kellogs Says... 29 Oct 2010 , 8:01am

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

lyndim Says... 30 Oct 2010 , 10:43am

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

JackiesCreations Says... 1 Nov 2010 , 1:41pm

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... 1 Nov 2010 , 7:57pm

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

madgeowens Says... 6 Nov 2010 , 8:36pm

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

Candice0402 Says... 10 Nov 2010 , 8:43pm

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

bakewell Says... 11 Nov 2010 , 5:10pm

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

Ooey Says... 31 Jan 2011 , 6:53pm

1 stick of butter is equal to a half cup.

kneenah Says... 2 Feb 2011 , 7:16pm

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... 3 Feb 2011 , 10:02pm

Definately needs milk added to it.

pburgess68 Says... 19 Feb 2011 , 5:32pm

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

a16pierone Says... 8 Mar 2011 , 7:15pm

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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