Special Buttercream Frosting


This recipe makes an ideal buttercream for frosting cakes and decorating them with borders.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
7 - 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups shortening

  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons clear imitation vanilla extract

  • 6 fluid ounces heavy cream


  1. Cream shortening until fluffy. Add confectioner's sugar and continue creaming until well blended.

  2. Add salt, vanilla, and whipping cream blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional whipping cream if necessary (up to 2 ounces). Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

    pink swirl frosted cupcakes closeup

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
13g Fat
27g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 0g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 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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