Wilton's Buttercream Frosting

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by More Sunshine

I've been making this frosting for years. I got this recipe from a Wilton's Cake Decorating Magazine. It is the perfect consistency for decorating cakes. If adding food coloring I recommend using the paste so that it doesn't thin the frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all of the sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
  4. Add milk and beat on high speed until light and fluffy.
  5. To frost the cake, thin with 1 tablespoon milk if desired.
  6. Keep icing covered until you're ready to decorate. For best results, keep icing bowl in an air tight bowl in refrigerator when not in use.
  7. Can refrigerate in air tight container 1 week. Re-whip before using.

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