Smooth Buttercream Frosting

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

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Flavorful icing great for decorating. Good for up to a week. Re-whip before using.
cook 10min

What's in it


1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

5 cups confectioners' sugar

3 tablespoons milk

How to cook it


  • 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.