Ideal buttercream for frosting and borders.

Rick’s Special Buttercream Frosting


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


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.


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