Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wilton's Classic Buttercream Icing

Wilton's Classic Buttercream Icing- Stiff Consistency (doubled)
Yield: 6 cups

2 c solid white vegetable shortening
2 sticks unsalted butter, soften (not part of the original recipe)
2 tsp flavoring (vanilla, almond or butter, add more if you want)
2 T water (only add to produce a thinner consistency)
2 lb. confectioners sugar (about 8 c.)
2 T meringue powder
2 pinches salt (optional, salt adds flavor to the buttercream and reduces the sweetness)

Cream shortening, butter and flavoring. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together. Blend an additional minute or two until creamy.

Medium Consistency: add 1 T of water and mix thoroughly

Thin Consistency: add 2 T of water and mix thoroughly

1 comment:

Ally said...

I'm so jealous you are taking the wilton class! I'm just dying to take it, but in the past I had some schedule issues (i.e. I wanted to go on vacay and I would end up missing a class).

You are doing a great job! Can't wait to see more!