I live and breathe by this recipe I know it by heart and each time I make this recipe its always delicious.


  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted (softened)
  • 4 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream


    1. Sift your sugar
    2. Cream together shortening and butter in a medium size bowl until light and creamy.
    3. Slowly add the confectioners sugar cup by cup until fully incorporated.
    4. Add the vanilla and the salt.
    5. Slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream on medium speed making sure that you scrape the bowl down. Keep adding and mixing tiny bits until you get the consistency your looking for.
    6. Enjoy!


destineysway Says... 9 Nov 2011 , 11:59pm

Does this recipe have to be refrigerated?

simplysweetamy Says... 10 Nov 2011 , 6:25am

Yeah, im wondering about refridgeration also. Sounds like yummy frosting!

sabileos1 Says... 10 Nov 2011 , 11:46am

does this buttercream crust???

CupCake7401 Says... 10 Nov 2011 , 12:55pm

this buttercream sounds awesome!

mariebra Says... 10 Nov 2011 , 3:12pm

Yes it does need to be refridgerated And yes it does crust, very slowly though

fruit-cake Says... 16 Nov 2011 , 9:44am

hi mariebra this is one reciepe im going to try for a cake next week i have used the wiltons reciepe not to keen on it thanks fruit- cake

CAKEtankerous Says... 1 Feb 2012 , 8:17pm

I tried it last week and I have to say, I will never use another. This is the most delicious buttercream I've ever eaten. It really is incredible.

taartenmaker Says... 12 Feb 2012 , 5:04am

sounds delicious! is it also good for roses?

Ameade924 Says... 31 May 2012 , 3:41pm

Is this buttercream "too sweet" I use a recipe that is sort of like this but I only use a 1/4 teaspoon of salt and it is still so sweet that people can hardly eat it! Thanks!

JASandR Says... 5 Jun 2012 , 11:25am

Hi, can u use this recipe for cover fondant cakes? Thanks!!

Tandrea Says... 5 Jul 2012 , 1:49pm

how much does this batch make? I'm trying to cover a 2 layer 12", 2 layer 9"< and a 2 layer 6". How many batches should I make?

Tandrea Says... 5 Jul 2012 , 1:50pm

oh and does it smooth easy? Does the viva paper towel method work with it?

memorysketch Says... 1 Sep 2012 , 3:46pm

A tiny salty, but very tasty nonetheless! (That could be my problem, not the author's!) Thank you for the recipe!

Beasia Says... 30 Sep 2012 , 2:21am

Thank you, i will try it tomorrow for another cake and i will come back to let you know how it went ;-)

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