Extra Special Buttercream Icing Recipe

What makes Extra-Special Buttercream Icing so special? Real whipping cream! It adds an incredible fluffiness atop cakes and cupcakes.
Makes: About 7 1/2 cups.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well-blended. Add salt, flavoring and whipping cream; blend on low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy.

Step 2

Extra-Special Buttercream icing needs to be refrigerated, both after it is made and when it is placed on a cupcake. It will keep 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

Step 3

*You may substitute 1 cup butter or margarine plus 1 cup solid vegetable shortening to achieve a more buttery taste.

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1/2 teaspoon salt

1-2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract (or your favorite flavoring)

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