This is a foolproof, very light and fluffy, smooth buttercream. It almost has a whipped icing texture, but holds it’s form. I have never had to, but it can be made stiffer by adding powdered sugar or corn starch. It spreads super easy and crusts over nicely. This is definitely my favorite “go to” recipe. It is an all shortening recipe, but doesn’t taste “greasy”. It is not too sweet and the taste is amazing! It does not need to be refrigerated because the high sugar content acts as a preservative.
Amount Ingredient 2 Cups Shortening 8 Cups Powdered Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 2 tsp Clear Vanilla Extract 1 tsp Butter Flavor 1/8 tsp Almond Extract (optional) 6 Ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
In stand mixer, layer ingredients as follows: Shortening, sugar, salt, flavorings, and then cream. Mix on low until liquid is incorporated, then turn up to high and continue mixing for 8-10 minutes.