Buttercream Cream Cheese Decorator Frosting

This delicious buttercream and cream cheese frosting is perfect for decorating! If you are going to use this as a colored decorator frosting, I've found that adding the gel colors when you add the extracts and milk seems to work the best.

Photo by Donnie M.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2

    cup butter, softened

  • 1/2

    cup Crisco shortening (preferably butter flavored)

  • 1/2

    teaspoon coconut flavoring

  • 1

    ⁄2 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 1/2

    teaspoon butter flavoring

  • 1

    teaspoon almond extract

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 to 4

    tablespoons milk

  • 2

    pounds powdered sugar

  • Gel coloring (optional)

Directions

Beat the cream cheese, butter and crisco on medium or high speed for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Add extracts, flavorings and 3 tablespoons of milk, beat on medium speed until combined. Gradually add the powdered sugar in about six different intervals and beat until well combined between intervals, using a rubber scraper to make sure all ingredients are incorporated. Beat on high speed for approximately 1 minute to increase the volume. Frosting will be light and fluffy, you may need to add up to 1 tablespoons of milk for desired consistency. I usually add up to 1 teaspoons extra of one of the extracts if I am going to use the frosting for use in a decorating bag. I just prefer the flavoring instead of the extra milk. Note: If you are going to use this as a colored decorator frosting I've found that adding the gel colors when you add the extracts and milk seems to work the best.

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