Grocery Store Frosting


This grocery store frosting recipe is just like the type all those in-store bakeries use.

white frosting piped on a cupcake, garnished with a candy watermelon wedge for summer
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 cups


  • 1 cup shortening

  • ½ cup butter

  • 4 tablespoons water, or more as needed

  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Combine shortening, butter, water, and vanilla in a heavy-duty mixer. Add sugar and salt and beat until well mixed. Add 1 to 2 more tablespoons water if needed to get desired consistency.

  2. Turn mixer to the highest speed and beat for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
19g Fat
57g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 56g
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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