Bakery Shop Icing

A creamy, light frosting similar to what the baker uses.

Original recipe makes 2 cups


1/2 cup butter, softened
6 tablespoons shortening
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup warm milk


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla together. Stir cornstarch into milk and add to butter mixture. Beat at low speed until well blended. Beat another 5 to 7 minutes until icing is creamy.
  2. Note: This icing will appear curdled at first, but continue beating and it will become smooth.


Calories: 238 kcal
Carbohydrates: 21.4 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Fat: 17.1 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0.5 g
Sodium: 71 mg