Decorator Buttercream Icing

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Marg CaymanDesigns

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).

Top Review by jennyblender

I am on a mission to find the best frosting for my baby's birthday I am going to be really hard on this recipe (that's why it gets 4 stars instead of 5). In terms of its ability to hold shape it gets 5 stars-for sure! And, yes, the flavor is not shortening-y which is great. The only "problem" I have with it is that it is super sweet...and that is coming from someone with a major sweet tooth. I did cut it with salt in the vanilla as suggested but it was still pretty sugary for me. Otherwise this is awesome! Thanks Marg....

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.

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