Here is a great recipe to put into your cake decorator attachments for making letters, borders, flowers, etc. Great for using on birthday cakes. Use any color food coloring.

Carol
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cream butter or margarine. Add part of the sugar gradually, blending after each addition. Add remaining sugar, alternately with egg white, then with cream, beating after each addition until smooth. Stir in vanilla and salt. Divide into different bowls if you wish to make different colors, and tint delicately with coloring. Keep frosting covered to avoid crusting. If necessary, one or two drops of cream or milk may be added to maintain consistency

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Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; 4.8 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 87 mg sodium. 62.6 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
Very good. I don't have a mixer so I don't really enjoy making frosting. I mixed together everything except the butter and sugar then creamed and alternated. Once I started adding the liquid mix the stirring was much easier than with most frostings. I added about a tablespoon of corn syrup I find it helps cut the 'powdered sugar' taste. Easy to color easy to use didn't form a crust too fast which is nice (I was sprinkling sugar etc). Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2003
It was good as an icing but not the best. I would recommend adding a little lemon flavor to it. Read More
(14)
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
Very good. I don't have a mixer so I don't really enjoy making frosting. I mixed together everything except the butter and sugar then creamed and alternated. Once I started adding the liquid mix the stirring was much easier than with most frostings. I added about a tablespoon of corn syrup I find it helps cut the 'powdered sugar' taste. Easy to color easy to use didn't form a crust too fast which is nice (I was sprinkling sugar etc). Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
Very good. I don't have a mixer so I don't really enjoy making frosting. I mixed together everything except the butter and sugar then creamed and alternated. Once I started adding the liquid mix the stirring was much easier than with most frostings. I added about a tablespoon of corn syrup I find it helps cut the 'powdered sugar' taste. Easy to color easy to use didn't form a crust too fast which is nice (I was sprinkling sugar etc). Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2003
It was good as an icing but not the best. I would recommend adding a little lemon flavor to it. Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2009
Very tasty!! I made it exactly like the recipe read... and ended up with left over sugar. The frosting got really thick quick! I added a little milk to soften it and attempted to frost a cake. I am an amateur at cake frosting maybe thats why I had so much trouble. The milk I added made the frosting too soft to use in my cake decorating attachments. I was afraid to add anything more to it....all in all a great tasting frosting!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2019
They should mention that making red frosting with this recipe is very difficult just as most frostings. After adding a bunch of red it still looks pink. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2019
Really sweet. Be careful what you put it with. Good. Ideal for people with a sweet tooth Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/22/2017
This was too sweet and pretty thick. It is possible that you could add more butter (maybe 3T more) and decrease the sugar by 1/2 cup depending on how sweet you want it by using 2 cups of sugar then tasting it then adding a little more until you get to the right sweetness and thickness. It may not happen but I hope it does. Read More