Authentic No Refrigeration Bakery Frosting/Icing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A frosting just like the bakeries use on their cakes and there is no refrigeration required--it may be kept for 3 months covered in the refrigerator just bring to room temperature before using. Recipe yields 8 cups of frosting. You will love this!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups shortening
  • 12 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer (such as Coffee Mate)
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract (can use more to taste)
  • 14-12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (32 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 12-34 cup water
  • food coloring, use color of choice


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening creamer and extracts.
  2. Gradually beat in the confectioners sugar.
  3. Add in enough water (starting with almost 1/2 cup) until frosting reaches desired consistency.
  4. Add in food coloring until the desired shade is achieved.
Most Helpful

I have made this 2 times in the past week. it is my new go-to frosting recipe. I use it for everything from fancy retirement party cakes to simple cupcakes.
I like to use 1 1/2 cups shortening and 1/2 cup butter. This gives a nicer flavor and mouthfeel. I only use vanilla, no almond, and get rave reviews. This holds up very well to piping, spreading and decorating. For chocolate, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa powder. Thanks!

lilsweetie November 09, 2010

I made this frosting, and used it to fill Moist chocolate cupcakes-super easy-budget #287618, they tasted just like a Hostess Suzy Q. this frosting is light and creamy and makes an AWESOME filling!

TnT'smom February 20, 2011

Wonderful recipe. I used it on a "Spyro Castle" cake I made for my son's birthday and took to a waterpark! It withstood the heat like a champ. It was a little hard to decorate with, but I think that is bacause I got the icing a little too soft and didn't want to mess with thicking & messing up the color I had already mixed. Def adding this one to fav's! Thank you for saving the day!

Chefcrystal June 26, 2010