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.
- Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
- Mix on medium speed with an electric mixer for 5 minutes.
- If you want to tint it, the icing gel colors work best. Just add it gradually until you get the desired shade.
- 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.
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.
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!!!