Basic Buttercream Frosting / Icing
A basic and versatile buttercream - flavor and color to your liking. Temperature stable, easy to make and work with - my go to frosting for cupcakes.
- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract regular works fine
- 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar approximately 1 lb.
- 2 tablespoons milk
In large mixing bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until very light and fluffy.
Beat in vanilla.
Gradually mix in sugar, one cup at a time. Beat well on medium speed, scraping sides and bottom of bowl.
Icing will be dry when all sugar has been mixed in.
Add in milk, beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Mix in any colors or add-ins if desired.
Enjoy : )