Kittencal's Bakery Buttercream Frosting/Icing

READY IN: 10mins


  • 12
    cup crisco white shortening, room temperature (white)
  • 12
    cup butter, softened or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 4 -6
    4 -6 tablespoons half-and-half cream or 4 -6 tablespoons milk
  • 14
    teaspoon salt (heaping)
  • 12
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5
    cups confectioners' sugar, sifted (or as needed)
  • 2 -4
    drops food coloring (OPTIONAL ( OR for flavor and color, use 1-2 envelopes 3-grams each, Duncan Hines Frosting Creations )


  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed beat together the shortening and margarine or butter with cream, salt almond extract and vanilla until smooth (about 3 minutes).
  • Add in sifted confectioners sugar starting with 4-1/2 cups; beat very well until smooth and fluffy, adding more confectioners sugar or cream or milk until you achieve desired consistency.
  • Add in the food coloring or Flavor Creation powder (if using) until the desired shade is achieved.