High Humidity Icing Recipe 2
Summer’s high humidity can make your icing and piped decorations wilt and droop. This recipe will help them stay fresh and pretty!
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened
- Easy-Add clear vanilla extract Add to shopping list clear vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk
5 teaspoons dry whipped topping mix powder (i.e. Dream Whip®)
About 3 cups.
In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; mix well. Combine sugar and flour. Gradually add sugar mixture, 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 whipped topping mix powder; stir well. Add to icing mixture; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
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.