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Freezer Frosting

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"It's handy to have this sweet creamy frosting in the freezer when you need to decorate a cake or cupcakes. Just thaw in the fridge and spread. 'It's easy to tint with food coloring for a special look,' assures Evelyn Comeau of Virden, Manitoba."
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10 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, 1 cup of sugar, vanilla and salt. Add the remaining sugar alternately with cream. Beat until the frosting reaches desired consistency. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw before using.


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It's incredibly sweet, just like it says and tasted a lot like store bought frosting. Except, it wasn't thick enough for me-- I like a really stiff frosting to frost and decorate cakes. I actu...

GREAT for freezing! It really is. We celebrate 1/2 birthday's as well as birthdays in our family, so we're always making a cake and freezing "1/2" for the next "1/2" birthday. This year we trie...

As promised, stores very well in the freezer. It is, however, overly sweet. As such, I keep it strictly for decorating. It pipes smoothly and holds its shape well. For use as a full cake frostin...

I am NEVER buying frosting again - EVER! I loved the original vanilla frosting, but when it came time to jazz up some chocolate fudge cupcakes, I substituted Peppermint extract for the vanilla, ...

Super sweet, I am thinking the whipping cream should be whipped first & then added into the mix.

Eliminate 1 1/2 cups of sugar, if you don't like it sooo sweet. It's a very and fluffy and light frosting.

Pretty great!

Very easy, very sweet, easy to color, easy to spread, kid tested & approved! This recipe tastes similar to some commercially produced frosting, but so simple to make at home why buy the store st...

I used this frosting for my daughter's birthday cake and it worked great!