I was hesitant to use shortening in icing so cut it back to 1/4 cup shortening and 3/4 cup butter. The result was wonderfully smooth and light with not a hint of lard. Great tip to reduce sweetness too! Used just a dollop on top of mini cupcakes made from Marg's Dark Chocolate Cake recipe. Perfect bite sized treats :)
I can't wait to try this recipe. I tried an all butter cream icing (no shortening) and it seemed to "separate" on me. Plus, it did not do well with colors. I think with a bit of shortening and butter mixed, this one will do nicely! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
excellent bakery quality frosting! I love how it holds its shape for swirls on cupcakes! 5 stars!
Impressive! I have never made a solid icing before, just sweet, liquidy messes. it worked so well! I think I added a little too much vanilla, but it was still so good! I would recommend this to anyone, so quick and easy!
I've used the Wilton recipe without the results I was looking for. This recipe is just perfect! It piped out with the perfect texture for piping flowers. I did have to thin the icing depending on the use and the texture was so smooth and creamy. Perfect! Thanks for posting!
This icing works great for decorating and tastes great! Most decorating icings don't taste very good (they taste like crisco), and this was wonderful!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! Great flavor, great consistancy..easy to make..I made a double batch and it was perfect..no almond, just vanilla and used marg.
Yummy Yummy. I couldn't find the recipe I had, so I tried this one. It was so much better. My original recipe tasted like sugar and grease. This is now the one I always use. Thanks Marg