My Extra Special Buttercream Frosting

This icing is similar to the flavor and has a medium consistency like bakery icing. It is ideal for frosting and borders.

My Extra Special Buttercream Frosting


  • 2 cups solid vegetable shortening*
  • 2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 tsp. clear vanilla or your favorite flavoring 6-8 oz. whipping cream


  1. Cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well-blended. Add salt, flavoring and whipping cream; blend on low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy.
  2. *You may substitute 1 cup butter or margarine plus 1 cup solid vegetable shortening to achieve a more buttery taste.


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