Small Batch Icing- to Write on Cakes

"Sometimes you just need a small amount of icing to write on a cake or cookies. I don't like buying those ready made tubes because they're so expensive for such a small amount of icing. They don't taste that good either. Here's the recipe I use when I just need a small batch. You can tint it any color you want by adding food coloring. The paste coloring is best but the drops will work fine, too."
 
Small Batch Icing- to Write on Cakes created by Lana S.
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  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, water and vanilla. Beat on low speed to combine, then beat on medium speed for a full five minutes. It won't look like Icing at first, but keep the mixer going for a full five minutes, and then you're done!
  • Note: If you're not using this for decorating, but just for icing the cake, thin the icing by adding 3 tbs. of corn syrup, or water to the icing.
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  1. Anonymous
    can i use butter instead of shortening
     
  2. Surendran N.
    It came out nice. But immediately lost the consistency and almost runny....I could pipe it by 03 no.nozzle/tip but letters either too bulky or no finishing. I used white unsalted butter. The leftover in the refrigerator.... Could you pl advice to modify.... I put all ingredients including conrn syrup together and made as advised by you..... Thanks
     
  3. YummySmellsca
    Had to add about 1 tbsp extra water but overall a great, simple recipe. Best used immediately, keep the leftovers tightly wrapped or they'll dry out.
     
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  4. YummySmellsca
    added 1 tbsp extra water
     
  5. angie l.
    It was great. My son cake looked awesome. Thanks
     
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