7 Reviews

Very good and very sweet!!! It spreads easily and it's lovely to work with. The recipe made a generous amount. I don't think it has much of a butter flavor at all though. I followed the directions as they were given.

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angelicvampyre September 02, 2009

Excellent! I used a spreadable canola oil/butter blend instead of the shortening and butter, and its very easy to work with, colour and decorate with. I used it for a Lightning McQueen molded cake and had leftovers for cupcakes. Thanks for the winner recipe!

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Meringue July 12, 2009

I was getting ready to post this recipe, and found this! This is my absolute FAVORITE buttercream icing recipe- none of the other recipes (even with 50+ ratings beat this! It's even better the next day!! Thanks! :)

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Ashlie <3 May 08, 2009

Used this to decorate a Dora the Explorer birthday cake. Very easy to decorate with and taste great.

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Jessica Hoylman March 22, 2009

I used this icing while taking the Wilton Class. My class called for all shortening, but I preferred the taste of this half and half recipe. Thank you!

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KellyMac6 September 01, 2008

Coming back to rate this and I was SHOCKED that this will only be the 2nd! This icing is outstanding! Simple steps resulting in amazing flavor! Thanks for sharing!!

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SecretIngredients July 08, 2008

Perfect icing. My children will not eat an all butter icing-too rich-but this one has the perfect flavor and conistency thanks to the half butter/half shortening. And I use a vegetarian shortening and its tastes great. I dumped three batches of bad icings made from other recipes till I found this one. From now on, this will be the only recipe I'll ever use.

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PinkiePie June 25, 2006
Wilton Buttercream Icing