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Best Bakery Buttercream Frosting

Wondering how to make the Best Bakery Buttercream Frosting? I'm the daughter of a professional baker & I can tell you, THIS is the ULTIMATE frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 1 cup butter - room temperature (2-sticks)
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 5 cups confectioners sugar
  • tbsp HOT water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Combine butter & shortening in your mixer bowl & beat on high until creamy.
  • Beat in confectioners sugar, 1 cup at a time on low until well incorporated.
  • Stir in vanilla & then hot water.
  • Increase speed to med-high & beat well - until light & fluffy.