Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a great icing as a base for frosting cakes or cupcakes. It can also be used for decorating -- the consistency is great for flowers, etc.


  1. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix on medium speed with an electric mixer for 5 minutes.
  3. If you want to tint it, the icing gel colors work best. Just add it gradually until you get the desired shade.
  4. Icing can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for an indefinite amount of time since there's nothing in it to go bad.
Most Helpful

I agree with Bake-a-holic... I added more shortening (about two silverware tablespoons) and more water (around 1/4 cup more) though and it came out great. Nice, light, fluffy, very very sweet though.

Crystelle April 24, 2013

Sorry I can't give this recipe more stars. I had barely covered the cupcakes and the icing turned very thick and not very workable. It was fairly easy to make and it did have a good flavor. I put the left over cupcakes in the frige (we have dogs) and the next day, the icing was like cement (tasty, though!). DO NOT REFRIGERATE!!!

Bake-a-holic!!! August 30, 2007