Icing

I use the recipe from Wilton. I LOVE the taste and the ease of making it.

Ingredients

Makes

About 2 1/4 cups of icing.

Instructions:

step 1

In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

step 2

Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

step 3

Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

step 4

For thin (spreading) consistency icing, add 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk.

step 5

For Pure White Icing (stiff consistency), omit butter; substitute an additional 1/2 cup shortening for butter and add 1/2 teaspoon No-Color Butter Flavor. Add up to 4 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk to thin for icing cakes.

step 6

HintsKeep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

If using a hand mixer, beat shortening, butter, if used, and liquid first, then add sugar, as above. It may be necessary to add additional sugar for the correct consistency.

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