Snow-White Flavoured Buttercream Icing

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

A great icing, makes enough for two gingerbread houses or about four cakes! I love this at the holidays, easily reduced as well, or store the icing for the next cake you make!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water and Meringue Powder.
  2. Whip at high speed until peaks form.
  3. Add four cups sugar, one cup at a time, beating after eash addition at low speed.
  4. alternately add shortening and remainder of sugar.
  5. add salt and flavourings.
  6. beat at low speed until smooth.


Most Helpful

this is a very good crusting buttercream recipe. i used it for my wedding cake. i did have a few changes to the ingredients though -- decreased the meringue powder to 2 tablespoons and added 4 tablespoons of cornstarch, also i increased the clear vanilla to 1 1/2 teaspoons; for the salt, i used popcorn salt. overall though, i would give this recipe 5 stars!

mrs. nesbitt October 16, 2009

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