High Humidity Icing Recipe 1 Recipe

Summer?s high humidity can make your icing and piped decorations wilt and droop. This recipe will help them stay fresh and pretty!
Makes: About 3 cups.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; mix well. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar mixture has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. In small bowl, combine milk and cornstarch; stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Add to icing mixture; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 2

Keep icing covered with damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Re-whip before using.

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1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (softened)

1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

4 cups (approx. 1 lb.) confectioners' sugar (sifted)

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons cornstarch

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