Sunday, August 10, 2008

Easy-to-make Bakeshop Frosting

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup shortening (do not use lard)
  • 1 cup confectioner's or powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • food color (optional)
  1. Mix cornstarch with warm milk and allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cream butter and shortening in a medium-sized mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. In a thin stream, pour milk-cornstarch mixture at the side of the bowl. Add in three batches. Allow to thicken a bit before pouring again. (Sounds complicated? Post a comment so I can post a picture or a video.)
  4. Continue mixing until it looks like "frosting."

1 comment:

Cat said...

Is this a thick recipe that will hold it's shape when it's piped?