The Best Buttercream

3 Apr


Everyone should have a great buttercream recipe.  It can be used in your layered cakes or as your frosting in your cake pops recipe.  What’s great about this recipe is that it has whipping cream which makes it light and fluffy.  Here’s the recipe…


2 cups of shortening

8-9 cups of icing sugar

1/2 tsp of salt

2 tsp of vanilla extract (clear if you don’t want any tinting in your icing)

3/4 cup of whipping cream 35%

You will want to use the whisk attachment on your mixer.  If you don’t have a mixer and you want to do it by hand……go out and get a mixer.  Whip up your shortening for a minute to get it smooth.  Add your salt and your icing one cup at a time.  Be sure to slow down the mixer when you are adding each cup of icing sugar or else it will look like a winter blizzard in your kitchen.  Once you get to about 6 cups of icing your mixture will probably look really think.  If you find it clumping up then  you can add some of your whipping cream to get it smooth again.  Add your remaining icing sugar and whipping cream and lastly add your extract.  You can use whatever extract you would like.  I tend to use vanilla.


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