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    Kittencal's Bakery Buttercream Frosting/Icing

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This is similar to bakery frosting and so much better than any canned! --- for extra fluffy frosting use heavy cream and make certain to beat for at least 3-5 minutes and remember to sift the confectioners sugar before using. For flavor and color you can add 1-2 envelopes 3-grams each, Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Flavor Mix, any flavor desired.

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    • 1/2 cup crisco white shortening, room temperature (white)
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened or 1/2 cup margarine
    • 4 -6 tablespoons 18% table cream or 4 -6 tablespoons heavy cream, unwhipped or 4 -6 tablespoons half-and-half cream or 4 -6 tablespoons milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt (heaping)
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla or 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 5 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted (or as needed)
    • 2 -4 drops food coloring (OPTIONAL ( OR for flavor and color, use 1-2 envelopes 3-grams each, Duncan Hines Frosting Creations )


    1. 1
      In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed beat together the shortening and margarine or butter with cream, salt almond extract and vanilla until smooth (about 3 minutes).
    2. 2
      Add in sifted confectioners sugar starting with 4-1/2 cups; beat very well until smooth and fluffy, adding more confectioners sugar or cream or milk until you achieve desired consistency.
    3. 3
      Add in the food coloring or Flavor Creation powder (if using) until the desired shade is achieved.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 14, 2011


      Once again you remind me why I always look for your name when I search out a recipe. Kittencal has actually become synonymus with awesome in our house; in fact, when my 9-year-old raved about how yummy this frosting is, I said "It's a Kittencal," to which he responded with a shrug, "That explains it." :) YUMMY!!!!

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    • on May 06, 2010


      I honestly don't know how this can have such great reviews...The icing is too too sweet and greasy...It does hold its shape well if you are piping a border..hence the 1 star but overall taste is DISGUSTING!!

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    • on July 19, 2010


      This was an amazing buttercream frosting! The consistency was light and sugary, and was the perfect consistency for piping - not too runny, but not too thick. I followed the recipe as directed, using heavy cream but only 4 cups of confectioner's sugar and it was the perfect thickness. The only improvement I would make would be to leave out the almond extract, because it is a very powerful additive and tends to make the frosting taste too much like cherries.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kittencal's Bakery Buttercream Frosting/Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (889 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1049.7
    Calories from Fat 463
    Total Fat 51.4 g
    Saturated Fat 22.7 g
    Cholesterol 70.7 mg
    Sodium 357.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 150.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 147.0 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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