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  1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, shortening, and salt till fluffy.

  2. Add about half the confectioners' sugar, and beat slowly until well blended.

  3. Add the vanilla and half the milk or cream, and beat until fluffy.

  4. Continue mixing in sugar and milk alternately until they've been completely incorporated.

  5. Beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Tips from our Bakers

  • If you want some frosting left over to use in decorating, increase the ingredient amounts to: 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, approximately 6 cups confectioners' sugar, and up to 1/2 cup milk or cream.