Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I always use this when I decorate cakes and I get many, many compliments on the wonderful taste. It is not that usual shortening-and-sugar-bakery-icing taste. If I am not using it to decorate a cake with, I use my all butter variation: Butter Cream Icing (Buttercream Frosting).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and shortening then add vanilla.
  2. Add sugar a cup at a time beating on medium speed.
  3. Add milk 1 Tbls. at a time and beat on high until completely blended.
  4. TIP: To cut the sweetness I usually sprinkle some salt in the vanilla (so it will dissolve) before proceeding with recipe as instructed.
Most Helpful

5 5

I had to taste this multiple times to be sure , but this icing is perfect! Most decorator icing is just way too sweet. This is perfect. (I used butter flavored Crisco out of necessity)

5 5

This was good icing and simple to make. We found we did need to add in about double the amount of milk called for though. Thanks for the recipe

5 5

Excellent decorator icing! I used 1 1/2 tsp of almond extract in place of the vanilla for the cake I was working on and only 1 tsp of water (I needed a stiff icing for flowers to hold up) and this fit the bill! Very easy to work with and tastes great!! Thanks for posting!