Crusting Buttercream Icing

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Indulge your taste buds with the delightful goodness of this Creamy 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

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.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening (high ratio is best)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring


In a large bowl, combine ingredients; beat on medium speed until well blended. Whip on low speed 10 minutes or until very creamy. Recipe produces a white icing.

Recipe and image taken with permission fromVi Whittington and Autumn Carpenter's Book, Creative Cupcakes.

Yields 4 cups
Storage: Refrigerate up to 6 weeks. Rewhip on low speed.

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