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Extra Special Buttercream Icing

This icing is similar to the flavor and has a medium consistency like bakery icing. It is ideal for frosting and borders.


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Icing serves 7 1/2 cups.


Step 1

Cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well-blended.

Step 2

Add salt, flavoring and whipping cream; blend on low speed until moistened.

Step 3

Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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