Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting 2 Reviews By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 119 Print Ideal buttercream for frosting and borders. Rick’s Special Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 2 cups shortening8 cups confectioners’ sugar1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup heavy whipping cream Instructions 1 In a mixing bowl, cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar, and continue creaming until well blended. 2 Add salt, vanilla, and 6 ounces whipping cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional 2 ounces whipping cream if necessary. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.