Smooth Buttercream Frosting
Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett
Recipe courtesy of: allrecipes.com
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
- Beat shortening and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, about 3 minutes; stir in vanilla extract. Beat sugar, one cup at a time, into butter mixture on medium speed. Add milk and beat on high speed until light and fluffy.
- Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to decorate. For best results, keep icing refrigerated when not using.