Class Buttercream Icing

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 2 1/2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup vegetable shortening (solid white)
  • 1
    1 teaspoon almond flavoring (Wilton) or 1 teaspoon butter flavor extract (Wilton)
  • 7 -8
    teaspoons milk or 7 -8 teaspoons water
  • 1
    lb confectioners' sugar (pure cane)
  • 1
    tablespoon meringue powder (Wilton brand, you can skip if you are allergic to eggs)
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • Chocolate Buttercream
  • 14
    cup cocoa
  • 3
    ounces unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream shortening, flavoring, and water.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together.
  • Blend an additional minute or so, until creamy.
  • For Chocolate Buttercream: Add cocoa, melted chocolate squares, and water to the recipe and mix until well blended.
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