Need the perfect homemade buttercream icing recipe for your next birthday cake or the 1 1/2 cups solid shortening– Crisco brand preferably; 1 stick butter (at room Cream butter and shortening with an electric mixer until well blended.
I really like the taste that using some butter gives to buttercream icing. Just tried this recipe using half crisco (trex) and half butter and it tastes fab!! kids love it.
It is not that usual shortening-and-sugar-bakery- icing taste. If I am not using it to decorate a cake with, I use my all butter variation: Recipe.