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    Buttercream Frosting (Decorator’s Icing)

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    byZula's Note:

    This looked like a good basic icing recipe. I don't remember where I got it from though.

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    1. 1
      In large mixing bowl, beat together shortening and salt. Gradually add vanilla, confectioner’s sugar and water. Beat constantly until fluffy. (Icing will be stiff.) Cover bowl with a damp cloth while using so it doesn’t dry out. Food coloring or color paste may be added to match wedding colors.
    2. 2
      Use a decorator bag and tips to pipe desired shapes onto cookies. Use writing tips for initials and highlights. Use leaf tip for flowing wedding gowns etc.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 29, 2011

      I don't understand why no one else mentioned the salt in this recipe- I thought it looked like a lot but I did want to cut down on the sweetness that's usually there. So I used 3/4 tsp of salt. And my frosting is SALTY! I have to use it anyway because I don't have another 2 lbs. of powdered sugar. I won't rate the recipe however. In hindsight, the only salt I have is sea salt, and I think it is often more powerful than table salt. SIGH. Lesson learned.

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    • on March 03, 2009


      Thank you for a simple and delicious frosting recipe. the salt and the other reviewer's suggestion of almond extract made this taste wonderful and cut the sweetness. Just yummy! Instead of water or milk I used 2 Tbls. of non-dairy coffee creamer in 1/4 cup od warm water to give it a very creamy texture and flavor without having to worry about keeping it refridgerated. Nice and firm that mixed up well and held up to frosting ad piping. Thanks again!

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    • on April 19, 2014


      Excellent texture. Going to be my go to recipe from now on!

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    Nutritional Facts for Buttercream Frosting (Decorator’s Icing)

    Serving Size: 1 (1249 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4302.8
    Calories from Fat 1476
    Total Fat 164.0 g
    Saturated Fat 47.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1878.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 725.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 711.1 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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