Wilton’s Buttercream Icing

Wilton’s Buttercream Icing (stiffer consistency for piping)

  • 1 cup solid white vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon Wilton Flavor (Vanilla, Almond or Butter)
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • 1 pound pure cane confectioners’ sugar (approximately 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon Wilton Meringue Powder
  • A pinch of salt (optional)

Cream shortening, flavoring, and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together. Blend an additional minute or so, until creamy. Yields 3 cups.

Chocolate Buttercream icing can be made by adding ¾ cup cocoa or three 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate quarters (melted) and an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons water to recipe.

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