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Decorator Icing

Author: Anna


  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup solid shortening, Crisco or Butter, softened (If you use butter, your frosting will taste delicious, but it will not be pure white)
  • 4-6 Tablespoons milk, any kind
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, clear vanilla is best, if you can find it


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, on high speed, cream your shortening or butter until well softened.
  • Add the confectioner's sugar one cup at a time and continue to beat. Frosting will be thick, but don't worry.
  • Add vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  • Add milk one Tablespoon at a time until frosting is the desired consistency.
  • If the frosting becomes too thin, add more confectioner's sugar. If it is too thick, add more milk.
  • Use as desired.


To make different colors, use gel food coloring located in most craft stores and some specialty food shops.
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