Buttercream Frosting

I love buttercream frosting and since I am in to making cupcakes and other goodies in addition to what I post on here, I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and post my creations! This frosting is just the beginning! Hope you enjoy!

Makes: 3 cups

Here’s what you’ll need:

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1/2 cup butter softened

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

1 tsp vanilla extract

4-5 cups powdered sugar (depends on consistency desired)

2-3 Tbsp half & half (depends on consistency desired)

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and shortening with an electric mixer, beat until fluffy……

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Add vanilla extract…..

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Gradually add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed (make sure to pour SLOWLY, the sugar will go everywhere!)…..

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Make sure to scrape sides of the bowl often….

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When all the sugar has been mixed in, the frosting will appear very dry. Add half & half and beat at medium-high speed…..

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Until light and fluffy….(add more half & half and/or sugar to balance out flavor)……

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Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to decorate. For best results, keep icing in the refrigerator when you’re not using it.

**For thin (spreading consistency) icing, add 2 Tbsp light corn syrup, water, or milk.

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