Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More great frosting/icing recipes

Buttercream Icing for Gingerbread Houses (from Christy Alger's files- Mrs. Luck's class)
2 lbs powdered sugar
1 c. shortening
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract

Beat shotening, flavoring, and salt together. Add powdered sugar and milk alternately, beating after each addition. Beat two or three minutes for smooth icing. Keep covered tightly.

Leanne's Great Icing (also from Christy's files- supposedly what was used on my sister's wedding cake, which was fabulous)

2 lbs powdered sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. margarine or butter
1/3 to 1/2 c. milk or water- get to consistency
1 tsp vanilla (real vanilla)
dash of salt

If you are using it to decorate, use the shortening in it. If just icing a sugar cookie, use all butter in place of the shortening.
To make, mix shortening/margarine with powdered sugar. Add liquid to consistency and then remaining ingredients.

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