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Extra Special Cupcake Butter Cream Icing

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2 cups solid vegetable shortening*
2 lbs. confectioners' sugar (There are 4 cups to a pound)
1/2 tsp. salt
1-2 tsp. clear vanilla or your favorite flavoring
6-8 oz. whipping cream

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.

Extra-Special Butter cream 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.

Pairs Well With


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

I have an icing with butter, shortening, lemon, and sugar that is very nice also, if you want I can give you the recipe.

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