I'm on the mission to get the best frosting in my baby's birthday celebration. so I will be very hard about this recipe (this is exactly why it will get 4 stars rather of 5). When it comes to being able to hold shape it will get 5 stars-without a doubt! And, yes, the taste isn't shortening-y that is great. The only real "problem" I've by using it is it is super sweet. and that's originating from someone having a major sweet tooth. Used to do work with salt within the vanilla as recommended however it was still being pretty sugary for me personally. Otherwise this really is awesome! Thanks Marg.
I needed to taste this multiple occasions to be certain. however this icing is ideal! Most decorator icing is simply far too sweet. This really is perfect. (I made use of butter flavored Crisco from necessity)
It was ideal for piping. I'm still not in love with the taste of shortening based frostings though, therefore, the 4 stars. Is effective for decorating same goes with recycled for your! I might decrease the quantity of shortening the next time to assist using the flavor for me personally. Or may some butter flavored shortening is needed. Hmmmmm this is a thought. ) I've been while using butter flavored shortening for some time now. It'll have fun with your colors however the flavor is nice. Update: 2008 I observed the icing appeared off for some time now. I had been nosing through some cake sights and observed a reference to Crisco altering body fat content. Everyone was saying it truly altered their icing recipes so that they switched towards the cheaper shortenings also it fixed the issue. Well Used to do exactly the same and today just use shortenings that haven't removed the trans fats. Yes, it is not a good idea however how frequently to complete you consume cake right?