Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a recipe that was given in the packet from a workshop I took at the Wilton school. It is a very good recipe and isn't exactly like any of the other buttercream recipes I saw! Great for decoration or for icing (once it is thinned with a little milk/cream). The picture is of a cake with royal icing roses and 3 Tbs of Kahlua added to the buttercream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add sugar and continue creaming until well blended.
  3. Add salt, flavoring, and cream and blend on low speed until moistened.
  4. Beat at high speed until fluffy.
  5. Note: If adding more flavoring, the flavoring with the cream should be 1/4 to 1/2 cup.


Most Helpful

This icing recipe is perfect. It's an easy recipe to follow and the consistency is just right every time. I like the addition of the whipping cream to keep it lighter than others I've tried. Thanks for posting!

M&M99 December 01, 2008

I made this frosting to use for icing and decorating cookies. It had just the right consistency to make the cookie decorations and also thinned out nicely for icing them. I really liked it because it didn't taste as overwhelmingly sweet as do some other icings. Thanks for posting!

TasteTester November 20, 2007

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