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The Perfect Crusting Buttercream

The Perfect Crusting Buttercream

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 c shortening check alternate method for butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract use clear if want white frosting
  • 1/2 c to 3/4 cup whole milk
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Cream shortening and vanilla in mixer for 2-4 minutes. Add in powder sugar, one cup at a time. If you find your mixer struggling, slowing add in milk. Use more milk for a creamy consistency, use less milk for a stiff consistency.

Alternate Method:

  1. Use 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening. Place room temp. butter and shortening in mixer. Put entire bag of powder sugar on top, then add vanilla and 1/2 cup milk. Turn mixer on low and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Turn mixer up to med-high and mix for 2-4 minutes. Can add more milk to reach desired consistency.