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Kittencal's Bakery Buttercream Frosting/Icing

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white Crisco shortening
  • softened
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • softened (can use butter)
  • 4 -6 tablespoons 18% table cream (can use heavy cream
  • unwhipped or half and half cream or milk)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (or can use 1 teaspoon almond extract)
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar
  • sifted (or as needed)
  • 2 -4 drops food coloring (or as needed
  • you may omit if desired)

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed beat together the shortening and margarine or butter with cream, salt almond extract and vanilla until smooth (about 3 minutes).

Step 2

Add in sifted confectioners sugar starting with 4-1/2 cups; beat very well until smooth and fluffy, adding more confectioners sugar or cream or milk until you achieve desired consistency.

Step 3

Add in the food coloring (if using) until the desired shade is achieved.

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