I made cupcakes over the weekend for a birthday party and I feel the need to share the frosting recipe because it is so delicious. I have to say since taking cake decorating classes and getting a KitchenAid mixer I RARELY buy canned frosting. It was a bit of trial and error finding the perfect frosting recipe but I finally found it. This recipe is a big hit every time I make it. I believe the secret is the almond extract.
Classic White Frosting
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1lb powdered sugar
2-3 tbs milk
Blend shortening and extracts together. Alternate adding small amounts of powdered sugar and milk until they gone.
What I love about this recipe besides it tasting so good is that I can add any frosting dye to get the color I want. I am pretty sure I found this recipe from a Better Homes and Gardens special interest publication a few years ago.
When I make cupcakes I prefer to pipe my frosting on. This uses much more frosting then just spreading it on with a knife but it looks more professional this way.