Fluffly Buttercream Bakery Icing

This recipe makes a fluffy buttercream icing, much like the kind you get at your local bakery.

Fluffly Buttercream Bakery Icing


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup margarine (not butter)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or your choice of flavor extract or extracts if you would like more then one flavor.


1. Mix milk with cornstarch. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool. 2. Cream shortening, margarine and sugar. Beat with mixer for 10 full minutes. 3. Combine shortening & cornstarch with with the milk and cornstarch. 4.Add vanilla extracts; beat together until creamy. The mixture should look like whipped cream. Cake should be completely cool before frosting.

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