Baker's Frosting

"Ever wonder how they made that bakery frosting?"
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • On med. heat, cook flour, sugar, and milk until thickened.
  • Let cool.
  • Add powdered sugar, shortning, salt and vanilla.
  • Beat until creamy and smooth.

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  1. I thought the frosting had good taste....Just not a good decorating frosting. I thought it was very time consuming. May use again on a cake that I won't be decorating.
  2. Wonderful icing just did 3 gradulation cakes and it holds shape wonderfully. This is a keeper!!!!!
  3. This is a great frosting. But I had to make two batches to have enough- but I had a three layer cake. Also it would help if you told people to mix the sugar and flour well before adding the milk. Thank You!
  4. This is a great frosting. It's easy to make and easy to work with. Took a while to cool, but it was worth every minute!!
  5. I topped the white cake with this frosting. Tastes just like Bakery Frosting. This was so good.


  1. This frosting is excellent!! I was looking for a bakery type frosting and this one "takes the cake". It is not so super sweet like butter creme. I subbed butter for the shortening becuase I only had butter flavored shortening which is very yellow in color and wanted a more white frosting. I used this on your strawberry cake #22984 that I had made into cupcakes for my sons class at school. Thanks for a great recipe!
  2. Love this frosting - have made some variations also - have substituted lemon juice for the vanilla (and added some lemon rind, finely ground). Also, for an angel food cake I substituted blended strawberries for the vanilla (3 good sized ones) and butter for the shortening. Was very rich and delicious!
  3. This was a nice frosting. I made it and put it on a devils food cake and had a lot of compliments on it. I did use Maple flavoring instead of vanilla. The only thing I didn't care for was that it had a grainy texture even though it was cooked for so long. Maybe I should have cooked it longer or over higher heat. I also think that sweetened condensed milk could be used instead of the milk, sugar, and flour mixture to make it smoother and quicker. But over all, this was a great frosting. Thanks for sharing MizzNezz!


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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