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Decorator's Cream Cheese Frosting

I have been blessed to have this incredible cream cheese frosting that forms a nice crust so it is ideal for decorating cakes. It tastes so good that i've been using this recipe more than any other frosting recipe i have.

Decorator's Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1/2 cup of shortening 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter @ room temp 1 8oz bar cream cheese @ room temp 1 tblsp white vanilla extract 2 lbs shifted powder sugar 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Cream together shortening, butter, and cream cheese until nice and smooth. Add vanilla into mixture and combine. Sift together sugar and salt, and slowly add to shortening, butter & cheese mixture. Make sure that all sugar is incorporated. Enjoy!
  2. *If to stiff of a consistency use less sugar but all the salt or gradually add milk to make the perfect consistency!

Comments (83)

How much does it make?
This is very delicious. I added about 1T of milk and about 1 dropper full of Lorann's Vanilla Butternut flavoring. Chefjennalee it makes approx 6 cups of icing.
WOW! This turned out great, thank you for the wonderful recipe!
very yummy on the pumpkin spice recipe listed on this site!
Love this one! Thanks for sharing. I use it ALL the time with minor tweaks!
does this need to be refrigerated?
can u substitute the shortening? we dont have it here in Australia :(
I also am wondering if this needs to be refrigerated? I wanted to make these for a bake sale for the school but they will be sitting on a table for a few hours.
Does it need to be refrigerated? How long can it safely stay out?
Fantastic mix I love it with a bit of nutmeg sooo festive! I left these out for a while on a buffet and they tasted jst as good after a few hours...but it wasn't over hot in the room.
Sounds great! Does it need to be refrigerated?
Hi there, is white vanilla extract the same as clear vanilla extract? Thanks!
cupcakediva82: I used clear vanilla extract and this frosting came out amazing!!! I am not sure if the white is the same as clear or not, but it is sooooo good! I am not a fan of eating cake/frosting (strange I know... I just like to make them!!) but this frosting I always make extra so I can eat it straight out of the bowl... YUMMY!!!!! I was also wondering if it needs to be refrigerated?
Hi there, I have one similar but I use sweetex for the shortening and regular white butter. and then I use cream bouqut.
Same question....refrigeration?
Sandy5491 Can you PM the recipe? I have Sweetex and Cream Bouguet in my pantry.
how many cups is 2 lbs of sugar?
katielb - you can get some vegetable fat in the butter section at Woolworths or your local grocery store. Just make sure and leave it out to get nice and soft before you use it - and make sure get the vegetable one not beef - eewww yuck! This is what I used while living there as I couldn't find anything else like shortening.
how many cups of frosting does this make?
This was great!!
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