My Extra Special Buttercream Frosting Be The First To Review By kakes_by_kim recipe 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 Ingredients 2 cups solid vegetable shortening*2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar1/2 tsp. salt1-2 tsp. clear vanilla or your favorite flavoring 6-8 oz. whipping cream Instructions 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. *You may substitute 1 cup butter or margarine plus 1 cup solid vegetable shortening to achieve a more buttery taste.