It's handy to have this sweet creamy frosting in the freezer when you need to decorate a cake or cupcakes. Just thaw in the fridge and spread. "It's easy to tint with food coloring for a special look," assures Evelyn Comeau of Virden, Manitoba.
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 to 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- In a bowl, cream shortening, 1 cup of sugar, vanilla and salt. Add the remaining sugar alternately with cream. Beat until the frosting reaches desired consistency. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw before using. Yield: about 3 cups (enough to frost 24 cupcakes or a two-layer, tube, 13- x 9-inch or 15- x 10-inch cake).
Originally published as Freezer Frosting in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p38
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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013
"Shortening. Greasy and full of trans fats. yuck"