Posted by krazigirl79I used this recipe on a wedding cake and it turned out great! The meringue powder gives it a slight "crust" while keeping the icing below moist and soft. Has a nice consistency for icing and piping.
- 1 C Unsalted Butter (Softened) 1 C Vegetable Shortening (regular- not butter flavored) 2 Lbs Powdered / Confectioner's Sugar (about 8 Cups) 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Meringue Powder 1 tsp Clear Vanilla 1 tsp Almond Extract (Optional: Add additional 1/2 tsp Almond- or use other desired flavored extract in replacement of Almond) 4 oz Heavy Whipping Cream (about 1/2 Cup) Approx 2 tsp White-White Icing Color
1) In a large bowl, Cream Butter and Shortening until fluffy. 2) Add the 2 lbs powdered sugar, meringue powder and 2 oz whipping cream until well blended. 3) Add extracts and up to 2 oz more of the whipping cream until well blended and fluffy. 4) Add the white-white icing color until the correct "whiteness" is achieved.