Originally Posted by deyouan
I have yet to come across a recipe that is better than the one I use, but then again different people have different tastes
You can easily substitute the vanilla extract for any other flavor and replace some of the confectioners sugar with cocoa powder. YUM!
1 cup shortening
1 cup unsalted butter
8 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
In a mixing bowl, cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.
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.
I used this exact recipe the other day and loved, loved, loved the flavor, just a kick of sweetness at the end, but it was so thin there was no way I could have piped with it. Are you able to pipe with yours(in which case I certainly did something wrong) Would it be okay to add meringue powder or is that not necessary in your opinion?
Thanks for any info!
EDIT: I take it back, I used all butter. I bet if I use 1/2 shortening it will hold up better?