Recipe by SaraEMiller
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.
Top Review by Crystelle
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.
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.