This was my first attempt at buttercream icing so I made this last night to icing two dozen cupcakes (Strawberry Cake from this site) and the Chocolate Cake II from this site. To be honest I was skeptical in regards to using shortening as I thought the taste would be off but I was pleasantly surprised. My son does not like cream cheese icing so I decided to give this one a whirl and he loved it!
Other than halve the ingredients (as I read all the reviews that said it makes tons) I did not change a thing and it was an easy recipe, great for piping, and great tasting. I will be making this one again and I think I may take some reviewers suggestions and use half butter/half shortening to see how it changes the flavour.
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This was my first attempt at buttercream icing so I made this last night to icing two dozen...