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!!!!
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!!
The people who left one star reviews confuse me, unless they never have a cake from a bakery with white icing. This is as close to the best bakery around here that I can get, and this icing beats their's hands down. We love this stuff!
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.
Sorry, but...YUCK! It was all nasty like eating WAY to vanilla-y crisco. Totally gross. This was my first time making a frosting recipe that called for shortening and I thought it sounded weird but this had such great reviews so I tried it. Nope. Never again will shortening go in my frosting.
Excellent recipe!! It was very easy to make and decorate with. And it tastes great too. I used butter and coconut oil (which has the consistency of shortening). I added red food coloring to make pink valentines cupcakes. Thanks for another great one :)
Oh wow! This was delicious! I used it on my Easter bunny cake this year. So delicious! I used whole milk and only used 1/4 tsp of almond extract. Was the perfect amount to cover the cake with just a little leftover. Will use this again!
thought this recipe was awesome, I couldn't find mine so I went searching for one that was similar. I used butter in place of margarine and also clear vanilla extract and butter flavor to enhance the butter in it. very good thanks for posting.
I wish this had worked out better for me, as the reviews are so good! I used a different kind of shortening, and butter.... Had a hard time getting the frosting to come together thick enough, and it ended up too sugary for my taste. It might be because i didn't use the exact brands, but I would've appreciated a recipe for frosting that allows for creative deviation! Still on the hunt for "the perfect frosting recipe".
I'm not a huge fan of frosting, but this recipe was pretty good. It still had a bit of the straight powdered sugar taste, which is a deterrent for me. Overall it was just too sweet. As ashemiku said in her review, it might be good to leave out the almond extract. If I make this again I'll try that, and not use the full 5 of powdered sugar either.