Mom Wood's Buttercream Icing

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READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by senseicheryl

My husband says that this is the absolute best icing in the world! Nothing even comes close...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 14 cups Crisco, in really hot weather, cut back by 1/4 cup of Crisco
  • 12 cup water or 12 cup milk, adding as needed
  • 4 teaspoons of wilton's clear vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of wilton's meringue powder (optional)


  1. Beat all ingredients for 20 minutes on a regular mixer or about 7 minutes on a Kitchen Aid Mixer.
  2. NOTE:.
  3. To make this recipe a Chocolate Icing: 1/4 Cup less of the Crisco Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of sifted Unsweetened Dark Cocoa. Note: for the chocolate icing, you can use regular vanilla extract.

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