Congratulations to all the wonderful ladies that participated in the cake decorating class last week. We all had a great time and some beautifully decorated cupcakes were the result. Some of you asked me for the frosting recipe that I used in the class. I'm glad to share it with you. This is a good recipe to crumb coat and frost your cake. Remember to always sift your powdered sugar at least once before you mix it with the other ingredients.
Karen's Cake Frosting
1/2 cup + 2 TB shortening (I use Crisco), 2TB butter, 1/3 cup milk (whole milk will make your frosting creamier), 4 cups powdered sugar. 1 tsp vanilla flavoring, 1/2 tsp almond flavoring, 1/4 tsp lemon flavoring. You can tweak the flavorings to get the flavor you like. I also use 1 TB meringue powder to give the frosting more crust.