White Buttercream Frosting Perfect for Decorating

Use this white buttercream frosting whenever you need to decorate a cake or frost cookies. The flavor is great and it is very workable for decorating.

Need to decorate a cake?

Need to decorate a cake? I've got your back. I make this white buttercream frosting whenever I need to decorate a cake or frost cookies. The flavor is great and it is very workable.

Need to decorate a cake or cookies for a birthday or for the holidays? I’ve got your back. I make this white buttercream frosting whenever I need to decorate a cake or frost cookies. The flavor is great and it is very workable for decorating; and to top it off, it is dairy-free for all of you allergic to milk! And for those of you who are vegan or vegetarian, this is the perfect option.

To make a pure white frosting, I use clear vanilla extract so it doesn’t add any coloring to the icing and I substitute more shortening instead of butter.

If you make this white buttercream frosting, I’d love to hear your comments below and don’t forget to rate the recipe! Take a picture of it, too, and tag me on Instgram @bakerettejen.

White Buttercream Frosting
 
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Recipe type: Condiments
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened (such as Earth Balance)
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 4-6 tablespoons soy or almond milk (for medium consistency. Use more, if necessary)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the shortening and butter with an electric mixer. Add the vanilla.
  2. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar to the shortening mixture 1/2 cup at a time; beating with an electric mixer as you go. After each addition, add 1 tablespoon milk or until you've reach the desired consistency. Beat at medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy.
For stiff consistency: Add 2 tablespoons milk or water to thin.
For pure white frosting: Omit the butter and use another 1/2 cup vegetable shortening in its place plus 1/2 teaspoon no-color butter flavor and up to 4 tablespoons of milk or water to thin.

Recipe adapted from Wilton.com

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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