Pure White Frosting
So often I find myself needing pure white frosting for my cake orders. And in my earlier cake decorating days I would take the easy route and just purchase a tub of white frosting from my local cake supplies store because I was unsure of how to make my frosting pure white. Well, after purchasing my last tub of white frosting from the cake store, I noticed something in the ingredients list... the only fat it contained was shortening! So, I got an idea! I made my usual batch of vanilla frosting, but swapped out the butter for shortening, and it came out as white as snow! To learn how to make pure white frosting yourself, check out the tutorial below. :)
To begin, add 1 cup of High Ratio Shortening to a mixing bowl. (Do not use Crisco or it may leave an unpleasant filmy aftertaste).
Next, add 1 teaspoon of clear vanilla extract. Pure vanilla extract can be used if you don't mind a very slight ivory tint.
Sift 11 ounces of powdered sugar into the mixing bowl.
Mix ingredients together on low speed until blended. If using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to reduce the amount of air bubbles.
Add 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons of milk.
And finally, whip on high speed for 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy!
And that's how you make pure snow white frosting! Perfect for wedding cakes, winter theme cakes, or wherever else you need white frosting! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! God bless!