Class Buttercream Icing (Stiff Consistency)-*

13 ratings

Difficulty Level:
Somewhat Easy
Avg. of 9 reviews


  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon Wilton Flavor (vanilla, almond or butter)
  • 7-8 teaspoons milk or water
  • 1 lb. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Meringue Powder
  • pinch of salt (optional)

Makes: About 2 1/2 cups icing.


Step 1

* Wilton Flavors may be used in any combination to suit your taste.

Step 2

†In case of egg allergies, meringue powder may be eliminated.

Step 3

Cream shortening, flavoring and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together. Blend an additional minute or so, until creamy.

Step 4

Chocolate Buttercream

Step 5

Add 3/4 cup cocoa or three 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares, melted, and an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons water to recipe. Mix until well blended.

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