This is a recipe that was given to me by my Aunt, who used to own a bakery and has been decorating cakes for years. The icing is very easy to use, and can easily be thickened by adding a bit of powdered sugar to make it easier to mold into shapes and such.
Amount Ingredient 1 Cup Butter 1 Cup Shortening (Crisco US/ Trex UK) 2 Lbs. Powdered/Icing Sugar 1-2 Tbsp Flavour extract
Cream together butter and shortening in a large bowl with hand mixer.
Add sugar one cup at a time until all sugar is mixed well through icing, then add flavouring as desired. If the icing seems too thick or dry, add 1 Tbsp of water at a time until the icing reaches the right consistency.
If chocolate icing is desired, replace the final few Tablespoons of sugar with cocoa powder.
And that’s it! Super simple, easy to remember, and tastes lovely. My husband loves when I use this icing then refrigerate the completed cake overnight. He swears the icing tastes even better and has a great texture after being chilled overnight.