Posted on February 01, 2016
1/2 cup Butter or margarine (brick) 6 tbsp shortening 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tsp clear vanilla 1 tbsp cornstarch 1/2 cup warm milk Food Color (optional) -
Cream butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla. Stir cornstarch into milk and add gradually to sugar mixture, beating all the while. Beat at low speed until blended. Beat at medium speed 5-7 mins until icing is creamy smooth. (personal note;; it may look funny when you stop blending, wait 20 mins and beat again! The cornstarch may need time to thicken!) This is a nice icing for simpler work. It is very smooth and spread able. It remains soft and is easily piped for shells, drop strings, cornelli lace and many work for simple flowers and drop flowers.. (personal note; my instructor at cake decorating class will use ONLY this icing)
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