Need the perfect homemade buttercream icing recipe for your next birthday cake or the cupcakes you are making? I have one! It is my go to for birthday parties!
This is a recipe I have used for cakes and cupcakes since 1999. Buttercream icing recipes are so much easier to make homemade than you may have thought.
- 1 1/2 cups solid shortening– Crisco brand preferably
- 1 stick butter (at room temperature)
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- (1) 32 oz. bag confectioners sugar
- 1/3 cup milk (or try heavy whipping cream)
Gradually add sugar one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Stop in between each cup to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
The icing will start to get dry, you can gradually add your milk or heavy whipping cream. Keep mixing until everything is fluffy and smooth. If you would like to color the icing, this is the stage you would do that. Just add the gel coloring and mix on medium speed until well blended.
You can now place the icing in a bag for piping your cupcakes or ice your cake.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 66mg Carbohydrates: 76g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 74g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
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