Grocery Store Frosting

Grocery Store Frosting


"Just like the type all those in-store bakeries use."


servings 388 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.7g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a heavy duty mixer combine the shortening, butter or margarine, vanilla and water. Add the sugar and salt, beat until well mixed. Add a tablespoon or two more of water if needed. Turn mixer to the highest speed and beat for 15 minutes.
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  1. 196 Ratings


I tried this recipe today and I loved it!!!! I made only 1/2 of the batch and it was enough for what I needed it for. FYI...1 pound of powdered sugar is about 3 1/2 cups. I added some food colo...

I've tried several basic buttercream frostings from this site and this is one of the best. I made half the recipe, which frosted a dozen cupcakes generously. I did modify it a bit, however - I u...

This is my "go to" recipe when decorating cakes. I like that it uses real butter and not just flavoring. This is usually enough to frost, fill and decorate up to a 12x18 cake. Any leftover freez...

I LOVE THIS FROSTING!!! It came out spectacular. Used only one tablespoon of water instead of two, also added just a little hint of pure orange extract. Try many extracts for variations. Used it...

I am one of those people who *calls* the corner piece of cake w/all the balloons/flowers (which means LOTS of frosting), so when I saw this recipe I knew I wanted to try it. I finally made it t...

Very easy to make and hardened a bit when left in the air which was what I wanted. If you are going to use food coloring in it, leave it very thick before adding coloring. I used the gel color...

This just takes a long time to beat, but the more beating the better it is. Makes more than 2 cups when I made it.

This is my absolute favorite frosting! What ever flavor instead of vanilla, I use almond, peppermint, very versitile frosting!! I use this recipe for all birthdays, fillings, even for our coun...

This was very good, but not quite like my local grocery store. I'm looking for something with a little less butter flavor. The cake cuts beautifully from the refrigerator, however and has a not ...