Wilton Snow White Buttercream Cake Icing

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by spreadnjoy

Here is the classic wedding cake icing. Snow-White Buttercream is used for icing cakes smooth, borders, flowers and more. Its pure white color yields the truest colors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stiff Consistency: In large bowl, combine 2/3 cup water and meringue powder; whip with electric mixer at high speed until peaks form.
  2. Add 4 cups sugar, one cup at a time, beating at low speed after each addition.
  3. Add remaining 8 cups sugar and 3 tablespoons water, shortening and corn syrup in 3 additions, blending well after each.
  4. Add salt and flavorings; beat at low speed until smooth.
  5. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
  6. For thin (spreading) consistency icing, add up to 4 more tablespoons each water and corn syrup.

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