Extra Special Cupcake Butter Cream Icing
  • 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
  1. Cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well-blended.
  2. Add salt, flavoring and whipping cream; blend on low speed until moistened.
  3. Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy.
  4. 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.
This icing is similar to the flavor and has a medium consistency like bakery icing. It is ideal for frosting and borders.