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:
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)
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and shortening with an electric mixer, beat until fluffy……
Add vanilla extract…..
Gradually add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed (make sure to pour SLOWLY, the sugar will go everywhere!)…..
Make sure to scrape sides of the bowl often….
When all the sugar has been mixed in, the frosting will appear very dry. Add half & half and beat at medium-high speed…..
Until light and fluffy….(add more half & half and/or sugar to balance out flavor)……
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.