Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Indulge your taste buds with the delightful goodness of this Crusting Buttercream Icing. Perfect for decorating cakes, cupcakes, or cookies, this recipe yields a lusciously smooth and sweet icing that will elevate your baked treats to new heights. With the perfect balance of flavors and a velvety texture, this buttercream is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.
Buttercream Icing Recipe

Buttercream Recipe

Buttercream, a delicious sweet icing, may be spread or put into a pastry bag with tips and piped to achieve a variety of textures. This icing will form a crust, but will be soft when bitten into.


  • 5 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar (sifted if lumpy)


Combine all ingredients and beat on medium speed until well blended, about ten minutes. Blend several minutes on low speed. Will make approx. 3 1/2 cups of icing (Ice and decorate one 8" two layer round cake or one 9 x13 sheet cake) For Chocolate Buttercream Add desired amount of unsweetened cocoa powder to finished buttercream icing. May need to add more water if icing becomes thick.

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