The icing crusts very well and is very easy to do.


  • 1 stick sweet butter
  • 1 cup of Crisco
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 lb of confectionary sugar
  • 1/3 cup of milk (more or less depending on personal taste)


    Cream butter and Crisco together, then add vanilla. Mix well. Then add powered sugar and milk together. Mixing all ingrediants very well.


simpledon66 Says... 5 Apr 2011 , 7:18am

This recipe is very simular to what I have used, I use only the clear vanilla extract because dark extract tends to discolor my icing.

Maja07 Says... 5 Apr 2011 , 12:43pm

1 stick of butter. how much butter is that??

nickshalfpint Says... 5 Apr 2011 , 1:30pm

1 stick of butter is 1/2 cup. Most of the time (=

dazedand Says... 6 Apr 2011 , 4:05pm

1 stick Butter = 4oz or approx 115gm

Babyprincess Says... 11 Apr 2011 , 7:27am

Hi. do you know another recipe of frosting that its not as sweet as buttercream but that you can make flowers with??

Josiedavis Says... 12 Apr 2011 , 6:15am

How long will this icing keep? Is this better to use right away after making it? Thanks

jennyfur1980 Says... 17 Apr 2011 , 4:13pm

do you use unsalted or salted butter i have seen many people use salted! which is best?

instant-gratificaketion Says... 21 Apr 2011 , 6:21pm

I prefer to use salted. Cuts the sweetness without sacrificing flavor.

chanemma5 Says... 20 May 2011 , 6:22pm

what is crisco??

BakedJewels Says... 21 May 2011 , 9:10pm

Crisco is a brand of shortening. Works the same as butter; lasts better in the heat without the better flavor of butter :)

RSABelle Says... 14 Jun 2011 , 11:11pm

If you cant find shortening, is there something else you can use?? For some reason you cant find it in most shops here by me.

cstig2 Says... 21 Jun 2011 , 4:04pm

I am looking for a BUTTERCREAM Frosting that taste like the buttercream frosting at Melrose Diner in Philadelphia. They make a Strawberry Shortcake with Buttercream Frosting that is distinquishable. Does anyone have a receipe close to Melrose Diner or know what I am looking for? Please help.

francine1115 Says... 29 Apr 2012 , 11:43am

Does nayone have a good recipe for a less sweet buttercream?

Shelioni Says... 3 Jul 2012 , 3:41am

When you make your buttercream can you still feel the icing sugar when you eat it ? is there anyway I can make it more smoother without the feeling of the icing sugar when eating it. in the meantime i do beat it for a loooonnggggggg time but no diff in the texture. Can anyone help ?

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