How to Make Buttercream Frosting

Learn how to make the perfect buttercream frosting the Wilton way! This Wilton buttercream frosting recipe is perfect to use for icing cakes, piping borders, writing and making flowers. This is great for beginners because you can easily adjust the consistencies for piping and also for icing cakes – in simple steps.


1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ cup solid vegetable shortening

½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened

4 cups (1 lb.) sifted confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons milk or water


Electric mixer with paddle attachment (or hand mixer with beaters)

Large bowl

Silicone spatula


Source: Wilton’s Youtube Channel, Wilton

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