Extra Special Buttercream Icing

Recipe by Donna M.
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 7 1/2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream butter and shortening until fluffy.
  • Add sugar, meringue powder, about half of the cream, and continue creaming until well blended.
  • Add salt, flavorings and enough whipping cream to make the consistency you need.
  • Beat at medium speed until icing is fluffy.
  • You may substitute all shortening for the butter, which will give a pure white icing, but the flavor will not be quite as good.
  • I used butter and real vanilla and the icing turned out a very pale ivory, which I personally prefer to a stark-white icing.
  • The meringue powder gives the icing a light crust, but it remains soft underneath.
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