Fluffiest White Icing Recipe

This recipe is one of our favorites and is quick and easy. Even though I'm a lover of buttercream, I also love this white icing.  It is super light and fluffy; it tastes as light as a cloud!... We use this icing a lot to top off sugar cookies and on ho ho cakes.  It is our "go to" icing for about everything.  I must worn you though, it is a little addicting.  Yes, you might try it to see if it's good and fluffy, but then you'll find yourself "trying" it by the spoonful. So, think self control while you're making this, okay? 

Fluffiest White Icing Recipe an old family recipe
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 stick butter
2 tablespoon cream cheese
5 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup water

First, cream the vegetable shortening, butter, and cream cheese together in a stand mixer.  Gradually add the powdered sugar and water, alternating.  Then turn the mixer on high and let mix for about 5 to 8 minutes.  The icing should be very light and fluffy.
This makes enough to ice a 2 layer cake.

P.S. I start working at a green house today!

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  1. YUM! looks like it's good enough to eat straight out of the mixing bowl :)

  2. Hey Jo!
    So you left me a comment weeks ago and I'm just finally getting back to you....I use (almost exclusively) my 50mm f/1.4 lens for portraits. Honestly, I use it for almost everything. It rarely leaves my camera.

  3. yummmyy! I use to make a recipe similar to this when I did a cake decorating class:) yumyumyum

  4. Joanna,
    I just made this, replacing the shortening with 1-1/2 sticks of butter, and it turned out magnificent! Can't wait to try it tonight with the chocolate cake I made. Yum!

    The Middle Sister and Singer


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