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    Basic Frosting

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    Oregon's Note:

    This Basic frosting mix came from a now out-of-print cookbook. It is the frosting that garnished most of our cakes growing up at a time when I had no idea there was any such thing as a cake-in-a-box or prepackaged frosting. The stuff at the store doesnt compare. Additionally you can make this any flavor by simply substituting the vanilla. For example lemon juice & zest, chocolate, maple flavoring, peppermint flavoring, etc.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cream butter and Shortening Add Vanilla Using a mixer, beat at Medium speed.
    2. 2
      Slowly sift in Confectioners sugar Keeping mixer at Medium speed or below.
    3. 3
      Once sugar is completely mixed in, add Milk.
    4. 4
      Mix at High speed until light and fluffy Cover with a damp cloth until ready to use.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 23, 2009

      Good tasting and easy to tint. Thanks.

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    • on April 24, 2009

      55

      This frosting is good. I used it to cover a Devil's Food Cake. I did add 1 tsp. of almond extract, just to enhance the flavor a bit, because I used all shortening. I made 1 1/2 amounts of this recipe, and it was enough to frost a cake from a Wilton Giant Cupcake pan. I tinted half of it green to pipe up the bottom of the "cupcake" so it would look like a giant cupcake liner, and it looked awesome.

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    • on February 27, 2008

      55

      This frosting is was wonderful! Very easy to make and so tasty. Everyone loved it. This will definitely be used again and again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (868 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4100.2
     
    Calories from Fat 1770
    43%
    Total Fat 196.7 g
    302%
    Saturated Fat 85.0 g
    425%
    Cholesterol 250.4 mg
    83%
    Sodium 682.7 mg
    28%
    Total Carbohydrate 600.5 g
    200%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 588.3 g
    2353%
    Protein 2.4 g
    4%

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