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!