Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep 6 hrs 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

From "1001 Old-Time Household Hints", by Yankee Magazine. Intended to go with "Celebration Cake" (see my other recipes). I haven't tried this (not usually a fan of frosting with shortening in it) but thought I'd post it for completeness.


  1. Mix flour into cold milk with a wire whisk. Refrigerate overnight (or at least 6 hours).
  2. Beat butter, shortening, and sugar on high speed until very light and fluffy (around 8 minutes).
  3. Let stand for 30 minutes, add vanilla and chilled flour mixture, and beat well.
  4. Frosting is now ready to be used.
  5. This frosting will NOT work for a decorator's frosting - it won't set up hard.