Rating: 4.38 stars
146 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6

White frosting that can be used for all your cake decorating needs.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine shortening, salt, vanilla, water and confectioners' sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

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Nutrition Facts

221 calories; carbohydrates 37.2g; fat 8.6g; sodium 49mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (129)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
So good I could eat this with a spoon! Since the frosting doesn't call for butter, and I did want a white frosting, I used Hi-Ratio shortening, clear vanilla and some butter flavoring. I made 1-1/2 times the recipe (for Mini Oreo Surprise Cupcakes) and used an egg white for part of the water called for, then just added water without measuring exactly until I had the consistency I wanted for piping. This was creamy, fluffy, and pleasantly sweet and flavorful, with no greasy mouth feel. (I highly recommend Hi-Ratio Shortening for frostings like this) I've made some fine white or buttercream frostings from this site and this one truly stands out as one of the best. I ended up with some frosting leftover, but believe me it will NOT go to waste! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2003
Mediocre. Its a little grainy and doesnt taske sweet. I would use 1/2 butter/margarine and 1/2 shortening also add more vanilla extract lots lots more. that improves the taste. looks nice on cakes though Read More
(33)
146 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
So good I could eat this with a spoon! Since the frosting doesn't call for butter, and I did want a white frosting, I used Hi-Ratio shortening, clear vanilla and some butter flavoring. I made 1-1/2 times the recipe (for Mini Oreo Surprise Cupcakes) and used an egg white for part of the water called for, then just added water without measuring exactly until I had the consistency I wanted for piping. This was creamy, fluffy, and pleasantly sweet and flavorful, with no greasy mouth feel. (I highly recommend Hi-Ratio Shortening for frostings like this) I've made some fine white or buttercream frostings from this site and this one truly stands out as one of the best. I ended up with some frosting leftover, but believe me it will NOT go to waste! Read More
(135)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
I thought this recipe was fantastic. I didn't substitue the butter for the shortening, I made it exactly the way it was said to be made. YUMMMY MMMMM!!! Read More
(91)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2007
THIS HAD A VERY GOOD TASTE BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID WORNG BUT FOR SOME REASON MY FROSTING HAD A GLOW TO IT. CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHY??? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
Wow is this frosting ever good! I doubled it - used clear vanilla extract, 2 Tbsp. of warm water and 5 Tbsp. of whole milk. This is a keeper for sure!!! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2007
This frosting is exactly what it says...."white decorator frosting". It is very sweet not much flavor (but that's how white decorator frostings are) and it's a good consistancy. I used milk instead of water and added a little more than 4 TBS until I got the consistancy I wanted. I chose this because I was out of butter and needed a recipe that didn't call for it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2003
Mediocre. Its a little grainy and doesnt taske sweet. I would use 1/2 butter/margarine and 1/2 shortening also add more vanilla extract lots lots more. that improves the taste. looks nice on cakes though Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2007
This is the best frosting ever!!!! Here in The Netherlands whe don t know a lot about frostings and icing and so whe don t have a lot of things that you can buy in the US or UK but for all the people in Holland there s a tip: Shortening can be replaced by creamy butter or as whe call it "roomboter". Thanx for this great recipe. Manon Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2005
One word---FABULOUS!! I made this frosting for a group and everyone raved about it!! It tastes just like the frosting you get on store-bought cakes. I also made a chocolate version--used milk instead of water and added about 1/4 cup cocoa and the results were equally as wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
Easy and quick recipe (my favorite kind!) and tasted great too. Used 1/2 butter and 1/2 Smart Balance veg shortening. Also subbed 1/2 of the water for heavy cream. Needed a few extra drops for the right consistency. Frosting is pretty spreads well and looks great with decorations. Read More
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