Silky Smooth White Icing

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Silky Smooth White Icing

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 80.6
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
  • Sodium: 0.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.0 g

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Introduction

Those who know me well will say that I am not a snob--except for when it comes to icing. I want the real stuff! To me cakes are ruined with fake whippy icings made with shortening. Those who know me well will say that I am not a snob--except for when it comes to icing. I want the real stuff! To me cakes are ruined with fake whippy icings made with shortening.
Number of Servings: 32

Ingredients

    1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    1 pound powder sugar
    3-4 tablespoons water
    1 teaspoon flavoring (vanilla or almond extract, coffee, or lemon juice)

Directions

Sift the sugar onto parchment paper or onto a plate.
Place the butter into the bowl of a food processor, process until smooth. Add the sugar through the feeding tube while the processor is running. Add water one tablespoon at a time until the icing reaches your desired thickness. Stir in the flavoring.
Makes 2 cups.

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  • 11 of 31 people found this review helpful
    I was surprised to see this on this site - "The World's Largest Healthy Recipe Website." It's high in fat and sugar and has no nutritional value. - 3/20/12

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Pretty much what I've always made as buttercream. Use salted butter, however (tastes that much better!) and we always used milk instead of water. You can also add cocoa powder for chocolate frosting. - 5/3/11

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This is my recipe too!! But if the butter is soft a spatula or spoon is the only tool needed to make a smooth frosting.No expensive equipment needed. Mine is always very smooth and luscious. I've never had a complaint. - 3/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have used for years the part I thought was great was using the food processor to make the frosting it keeps you from sampling while you make it. but using your mixer works the same way even works with hand held mixer just need to get the sugar and butter mixed well . - 3/20/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Same here; I also use milk instead of water. Unsweetened almond milk works really well too. - 3/20/12

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