Decorating Icing Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
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 Butter/Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Icing sugar3 Pound
 Egg whites5
 Cream1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Vanilla extract/Almond extract2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6410 Calories from Fat 838

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 95 g146%

Saturated Fat 60.1 g300.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 246 mg

Sodium 1342.9 mg56%

Total Carbohydrates 1403 g467.6%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 1355.2 g

Protein 19 g37.6%

Vitamin A 58.3% Vitamin C

Calcium 17.5% Iron 2.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cream butter, and add salt.
Work in part of sugar gradually, blending well; add a little egg white and more sugar, continuing to alternate until egg whites are used up.
Then continue to add sugar, alternately with cream, until mixture reaches spreading consistency (a little more or less cream may be necessary to adjust texture).
Beat well after each addition to make smooth mixture.
Add vanilla last, and blend well.
Makes about 5 cups, enough to cover 1 10" x 10" x 2" layer or 2 8" x 8" x 2" layers, plus enough to decorate with garlands or similar ornaments.
Note: While you aire decorating Cake, keep frosting covered with damp cloth, so that it stays moist for spreading.