Do you need a great go-to icing recipe? Then this recipe is the one for you! It is a buttercream that pairs well with all baked goods!


° cup vegetable shortening

° cup softened butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

2 tbsp. milk

1. In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

2. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

3. Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.