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Bakery Frosting

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 cups

This recipe makes it easy to capture the fabulous flavor of cakes from the best bakeries. A big batch of this sweet frosting keeps for 3 months in the refrigerator. —Barbara Jones, Tower Hill, Illinois
Bakery Frosting Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • Lorelyn
    Nov 19, 2018

    After reading reviews of people not liking The use of powdered creamer, I decided to share my secret. The key to this frosting being creamy and smooth is to replace the powdered creamer with the same amount of flavored liquid creamer. It also gives you the option to change flavors of your frosting. Try'll love it.

  • sylwestrus
    Feb 14, 2016

    It looks amazing!

  • andygonzo
    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
    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
    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
    May 11, 2015

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

  • CaylaAtwater
    Dec 16, 2014

    i love see this recpie

  • EasyCakeRecipes
    Dec 16, 2014

    They look so sweet.

  • Momto4kds
    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
    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.