Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This buttercream frosting recipe (from Wilton) is, by far, the best buttercream frosting recipe I’ve come across. It’s great for decorating and it gets the taste of the butter and the pure white look of the shortening. I’ve found that many recipes melt too easily or taste like you frosted your cake with wax, but this one is perfect in every way. To see other pictures of this frosting, see my Strawberry Cake Recipe post and my Blueberry-Orange Cupcakes post.

Buttercream Frosting Recipe:

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 lb (4 cups) powdered sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbsp. milk or water

food coloring (optional)


1.Beat shortening and butter together on medium speed in a large bowl, until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix it in thoroughly (be sure not to send a plume of sugar into the air when you start the mixer- I speak from experience). Then add the vanilla, milk, and food coloring.

2. Frost onto whatever you like (even a spoon) and enjoy!


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