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best buttercream icing recipe

Best Buttercream Icing

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  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk


  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. More milk may be needed to get the right consistency. Cover with plastic wrap or lid until ready to decorate. Spread or pipe atop your favorite cupcake recipe. Enjoy!
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