Last week I posted a picture of cupcakes I had made for our dinner guests. So I thought I would share my favorite Frosting recipe this week.
1 1/2 cup of Butter Crisco Shortening
1/2 cup very hot water
1 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
2 lbs Powder Sugar (1 bag)
If you don't use Butter Crisco Shortening and opt for plain White shortening.. It will work just fine you will just need to add 2 tsps of Butter Flavoring. You can get that Michael's. However, I think that the Butter Crisco gives it the perfect balance.
Cream Shortening.. add Vanilla, Salt. Cream. Add a little of the Powdered Sugar. Mix. Add a little of the hot water. Mix completely. Alternate between the powdered Sugar and Water until the Water is gone, and you have achieved the right consistency.
I know there are so many frosting recipes out there..but this happens to be one of my favorites. It works wonderful on cakes, cookies, or cupcakes. It is not too sweet, or too buttery. It turns out fluffy and light. I really think the secret is the Butter Crisco and the hot water.. The longer you mix the more fluffy it becomes.