Mel's crusting Buttercream

I use this frosting for all of my cookies and cakes. It is really easy to decorate with can take the heat and humidity.

Mel’s crusting Buttercream


  • 1 cup of butter Flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup of White Crisco (regular flavor)
  • 1&1/2 tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp. Butter flavoring
  • 4 tblsp. of milk
  • 2 lb. of Powdered Sugar (approx. 8 cups) – I use C & H
  • 2 tblsp. of Meringue Powder
  • 2 tblsp. of Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 pinches of salt


  1. Cream Shortening and corn syrup, add flavoring and milk and mix until complettely incorporated. Add Meringue powder and salt, mix well. Next add the powdered sugar a little bit at a time and mix on medium-low speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly combined. Contnue to mix until smooth and creamy.
  2. This recipe makes stiff consistency icing. For medium consistency icing add 2 tblsp of water, for thin consistency icing add 4 tblsp of water.

Comments (8)


This worked great for me! It tastes good, is easy to work with, & easy to make. I used it both full strength and thinned. Thanks for the recipe!


Thank you for the recipe! I've been looking for one that works well for crusting. I will be trying soon :)