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Topic: Original Recipe (Crisco Icing)
dnadykes1993 01/12/2010 9:23 AM
I am looking for the Wilton's original white icing. All it called for was crisco, powdered sugar and water but do not know the amounts. My grandma took a decorating class many years ago and that is the only icing we ever used. It is my favorite and I am getting to start doing cakes and want that recipe, not the buttercream recipe. Help please. Email dnadykes1993@aol.com
sbhatcher 01/12/2010 11:00 AM
Hi. I'm attending a class starting this week. Here is the icing recipe we were given by the instructor:


1 lb. of Powdered Sugar
1 cup Crisco Shortening (not oil)
1/4 tsp. vanilla or lemon flavoring
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream or tartar (optional)
mmumsie 01/12/2010 12:34 PM
The original recipe I was given over 28 years ago in my Wilton class was:
* 1 t. Wilton Clear Vanilla Extract
* 2 T. milk or water
* 1 C. Shortening
* 1 lb. powdered sugar
* dash of popcorn salt, and other flavors can be added, such as almond.

Is this what you remember?
Kesha314 01/14/2010 10:38 AM
mmumsie i was given that one as well but with the meringue powder
mmumsie 01/14/2010 6:33 PM
Yes, this is the recipe from class, but they now add the meringue powder. I also, used Snow White Buttercream. Is that the recipe you're looking for?
dnadykes1993 01/14/2010 10:31 PM
I figured it out! Thanks to everyone for your response. The recipe is a small can of crisco, 2lbs powdered sugar and you add milk a little at a time to get the right consistency. Probably about a 1/4 cup or less. If you have not tried this you should and let me know what you think.
dnadykes1993 01/14/2010 10:32 PM
I figured it out! Thanks to everyone for your response. The recipe is a small can of crisco, 2lbs powdered sugar and you add milk a little at a time to get the right consistency. Probably about a 1/4 cup or less. If you have not tried this you should and let me know what you think.
dnadykes1993 01/14/2010 10:32 PM
I figured it out! Thanks to everyone for your response. The recipe is a small can of crisco, 2lbs powdered sugar and you add milk a little at a time to get the right consistency. Probably about a 1/4 cup or less. If you have not tried this you should and let me know what you think.