Good Eats Wednesday
And... for my friend's surprise mini baby shower!
The buttercream recipe we used is so so so so so good.
But reading it alone will clog your arteries.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup solid white vegetable shortening (Crisco)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (or flavor of your choice: almon, lemon or orange)
5 to 6 cups sifted powdered (confectioner's) sugar
2 tbsp. of milk or water*
In a large bowl, cream the butter and shortening until smooth. Add the flavor. With mixer at lowest speed, slowly add the sugar one cup at a time. Scrape sides of bowl. Add the milk or water and continue to mix at low speed till icing is light and creamy. (You can add more milk if icing is too stiff.)
Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
May be refridgerated for 2 weeks.
Snack with CAUTION!