Fluffy Cake Decorator's Frosting
A creamy white, fluffy frosting that holds its shape well.
1 cup vegetable shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon clear imitation vanilla extract
6 tablespoons heavy cream
Food coloring, as desired
- With an electric mixer, beat shortening until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and continue beating until well blended.
- Add salt, vanilla, cream of tartar and the heavy cream beating on low speed until moistened, adding a small amount of heavy cream if necessary. Add food coloring, if desired. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.
Makes 3 3/4 cups frosting. Recipe can be successfully doubled.