Bakery Frosting Recipe
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Bakery Frosting Recipe

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"Mom used this sweet frosting for all of our family's birthday cakes," recalls Barbara Jones of Tower Hill, Illinois. "Now I use it on cakes for our three preschoolers." A big batch keeps for quite a while in the refrigerator and is cheaper than canned frosting. More Homemade Frosting Recipes»
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package (32 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water
  • Food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 305 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 39g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the shortening, creamer and extract until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add enough water to reach desired consistency. If desired, add food coloring.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature before spreading. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Bakery Frosting in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p50

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sylwestrus User ID: 8769991 243787
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"It looks amazing!"

andygonzo User ID: 1140547 236096
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"I replaced half of the crisco with butter and made sure to beat it for a long time. It is very good this way and changing the extract will give you some great flavors. I use this instead of buttercream now."

papa60 User ID: 2543625 231014
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"I love the taste of this frosting I use it on most of my cakes I had been looking for that recipe for a while never get tired of it"

snicknreese User ID: 5726087 228037
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"I will agree with JB PAR on this recipe. The use of powdered creamer is terrible. This screams of shortening and not smooth, creamy icing. I much prefer a sweet and creamy buttercream icing for my cake than this one. And no bakery I ever went to has icing that tastes like this recipe."

shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 226193
Reviewed May. 11, 2015

"i used this recipe and i really liked it. i would use it again and again on cakes and cookies"

CaylaAtwater User ID: 8162335 215049
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"i love see this recpie"

EasyCakeRecipes User ID: 8161744 215023
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"They look so sweet."

Momto4kds User ID: 3231142 65363
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"As a novice cake decorator who loves to decorate cakes for my family, I love this recipe for use as a decorator frosting. I've read some of the comments about how it has a lot of shortening, well butter cream decorator frostings do contain lots of shortening. This recipe however has the advantage of the powdered creamer in it which makes the frosting creamier and smoother. The creamer adds to the flavor along with the almond flavoring. It works well in a decorator bag as well as spreading it with a knife. I love this recipe much more then to standard butter cream decorator frosting recipe."

jbpar User ID: 7645480 26972
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"I don't usually write bad reviews, buttttt......this really is awful!! It doesn't resemble any bakery frosting I've ever had. No matter what flavor you add to it I feel like I have a mouth full of shortening! And powered non-dairy creamer is something I've never liked and don't know why its even added to the frosting. I wouldn't recommend this recipe."

kharin23 User ID: 7611413 65346
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"I will bake that and eat it, with my family."

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