• ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Beat shortening and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, about 3 minutes; stir in vanilla extract. Beat sugar, one cup at a time, into butter mixture on medium speed. Add milk and beat on high speed until light and fluffy.


  • Step 2

    Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to decorate. For best results, keep icing refrigerated when not using.

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