Sunday, March 4, 2012

Buttercream Icing Recipe

Preferably using a stand mixer, cream the following ingredients together:
2 cups solid white all-vegetable shortening
2 teaspoons flavoring (butter, vanilla, or almond are popular choices)
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Then add the dry ingredients below and blend until smooth (roughly 2 minutes):
2 lbs. pure cane confectioner's sugar 10x's powdered
1 tablespoon Meringue Powder

This recipe is ideal for icing cakes. For stiffer icing, best for making flowers and decorations, add more powdered sugar. For softer icing, add more water.

For help icing professionally, read here: Baking Tip #3 and here: Baking Tip #4

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