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This looked like a good basic icing recipe. I don't remember where I got it from though.
Make and share this Buttercream Frosting (Decorator’s Icing) recipe from Food.com.
- 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.
- 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.