I used butter flavored Crisco for the shortening. Although this was tasty, we prefer all butter. I guess it's a mental thing that we couldn't get past,.. eating shortening. But it's still great if your low on butter.
This icing was so easy to make and unlike a lot of other recipes I've tried it didn't taste like powdered sugar icing! Great flavor, great consistency! I made some with raspberry extract and it also tasted amazing, thanks for sharing!
This is the perfect icing recipe! It comes together quickly and easily. Even though I read the directions wrong (oops!) and did my steps out of order, lol it still turned out great. I used it atop of a plain old french vanilla cake made from the box. Thanks so much for posting Lainey! It helped make for a perfect dessert served alongside a scoop (ok, 2 scoops) :) of strawberry ice cream.
This was extremely easy to make and tasted delicious. I don't think I will ever use store bought icing again. The first batch I made with 2 tablespoons of milk but was a little thicker that what I wanted so I added an extra tablespoon. I will definitely be using again! Thank you for posting.
This was SUPER sweet - either I am turning into my mother or something wasn't quite right about it. I am sure my kids will love it, but I was hoping for something in between on the adult v. kid scale of icing. I added more butter trying to cut the sugar and head towards richness land, but I think the damage had been done. For what it's worth, it was easy.