White wedding cake frosting. This is a very good frosting for decorated cakes.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
15
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • With an electric mixer blend all ingredients until mixed.

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Nutrition Facts

215 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 31.9g 10% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 19.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
Easy to make, smooth and great tasting! I did not have butter flavored powder so I substitued 1 cube real butter for 1/2 cup of shortening and it worked great. One handy note: 1 16 oz box of confectioners sugar is equal to 4 cups. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/23/2006
I used 1/2 C butter and 1/4 C shortening. While the consistency was great for icing I didn't like the flavor. The different ingredients didn't meld well and the flavor of the powdered sugar was prominant. Read More
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203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 134
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
Easy to make, smooth and great tasting! I did not have butter flavored powder so I substitued 1 cube real butter for 1/2 cup of shortening and it worked great. One handy note: 1 16 oz box of confectioners sugar is equal to 4 cups. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
If I had the option of giving a recipe 6 stars, I would do so for this recipe. Very easy, very successful, very nice pure white, lends itself to color additions, sets well. . . Really perfect in every way. Exactly like the frosting on a professionally decorated cake. This frosting saved a cake made from a mediocre recipe: the cake itself was dry and crumbly, but this frosting made it acceptable for serving. I have been commissioned to make a wedding cake this summer, and I already know I will use this recipe for the frosting. A million thanks, Amy! (By the way, since I had no butter flavoring on hand, I did follow one reviewer's suggestion of replaceing 1/4 cup of the shortening with unsalted butter. Perfect!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2003
I have been looking and looking for a GREAT White Cake Frosting and this is it. I did not have any powdered butter flavoring and I could not find any at the store so I use butter extract and the frosting was still great. I made the frosting again with butter flavored crisco and it was still great. When using the butter flavored crisco the icing came out a light yellow color which was what I wanted. Thanks Amy for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2010
With the exception of the powdered butter flavoring which I didn't use this is a fairly standard basic and reliable buttercream frosting. Use all shortening all butter or a mixture of both depending on your preference. I didn't need a perfectly white frosting so I used half butter half shortening regular vanilla and enough water for piping consistency. This falls short of 5-stars in that it should be beaten till very light and fluffy a good several minutes not just "until well mixed." It WILL make a difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
I made this for my son's birthday cake it it turned out great! I took another reviewer's suggestion and used 1/2 cup of shortening and 1/4 cup of butter because I didn't have any butter flavoring on hand. I also used regular vanilla since I didn't have any "clear" vanilla and it still came out fine. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
This recipe is everything it says it is; Easy yummy and white. I used it on white and chocolate cake. With a little water I was able to smooth it to look like fondant on a 3 tier wedding cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2004
Even though I ran out of powdered sugar at the three cup mark, this recipe was still excellent! I think I'll leave it that way for un-fancy icing for my cakes. I absolutely love it! So simple, light, fluffy and sooo good! The only thing that threw me was the "powdered butter flavoring" until I finally figured out that you meant "Butter Buds". Would rate at 100 stars if I could! Thank you for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2006
I used 1/2 C butter and 1/4 C shortening. While the consistency was great for icing I didn't like the flavor. The different ingredients didn't meld well and the flavor of the powdered sugar was prominant. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2006
This recipe is an excellent recipe. I used 1/2 C butter and 1/4 C shortening. It is fabulous and delicious. I will make again. Read More
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