3/4 Unsalted Butter
1/4 Shortening
1/2 Milk
1/4 Salt
1 1/2 Vanilla
2 Confectioners’ Sugar


Place butter, shortening, milk, vanilla, salt and one pound of sugar in large bowl.
Beat at low speed until combined.
Gradually add the other pound of sugar.
Stop and scrape sides.
Beat on high until mixture is light and fluffy.
Keep covered with plastic wrap to prevent crusting.
Chocolate Buttercream: For each pound of sugar used in the butter cream, allow 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, 3 tablespoons butter and 0.125 teaspoon salt.