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    Basic Buttercream Icing

    Basic Buttercream Icing. Photo by Dwynnie

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    Dwynnie's Note:

    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.

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 01, 2008


      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!

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    • on November 20, 2007


      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Buttercream Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (734 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1055.6
    Calories from Fat 557
    Total Fat 61.9 g
    Saturated Fat 27.9 g
    Cholesterol 93.0 mg
    Sodium 177.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 129.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 127.0 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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