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Creamy Decorators Frosting

This recipe is part of the recipe for Silver Anniversary Cake


Makes about 5 cups


1-1/2 cups shortening
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon, coconut, almond or peppermint extract
7-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk


  1. Beat shortening and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Slowly add 1/2 of sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk. Add remaining sugar; beat 1 minute more until smooth and fluffy.* Store in refrigerator. (Frosting may be used for frosting cake and/or piping decorations.)

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