This buttercream icing recipe tastes better than pre-made icings, and is easy to make.
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Step 1: In a large bowl, cream together shortening, butter, and vanilla extract with electric mixer.
Step 2: Blend in sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
Step 3: Beat in milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to use.