Snow-White Flavoured Buttercream Icing

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Shandibear

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!

Top Review by mrs. nesbitt

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!

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.

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