• Cooking Time: none
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


This recipe was given to my mom by a church friend who SWORE it was "the" professional frosting recipe used by the makers of specialty wedding cakes. Whether or not that's true, it's still a family favorite -- airy and smooth, soft, not too sweet, great for decorating and tastes great even days later. You can use butter in place of Crisco (I'm not a Crisco fan), but your batter will be cream-colored instead of pure white, a factor that may matter if you are adding food coloring. Also, I prefer almond to vanilla flavoring (the color won't be affected).


  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 3/4 C Crisco or butter
  • 1/4 C Pet Milk (evaporated milk)
  • 1t vanilla or almond flavor


  • Blend sugar and shortening/butter
  • Add milk and vanilla/almond
  • Beat on HIGH 10 minutes

Categories: Frosting 

Author Credit: Arlene Dawson

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