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My Favorite Decorator Cake Icing

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“This recipe is being posted because I can never remember the amounts of the ingredients. Sometimes, I crave this (minus the cake) and just whip up 1/4 a batch and eat it with a spoon till it gets TOO rich for me to take another bite. Sometimes, you just gotta have a little (or a lot) sweet.”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
2 9
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream together in a stand mixer the butter and Crisco until completely blended. Add the vanilla.
  2. Sift in the powdered sugar a little at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go. Keep sifting and blending until the whole 2 lbs. is incorporated.
  3. If the icing is thick and will not spread easily, add 1 tablespoons of milk at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Add food coloring. Blend well.

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