American Buttercream

A VERY easy, stiff buttercream!  (and patriotic, too…)
Yield: Good to frost and fill a split 9 inch cake.

Ingredients:RecipePhotos 2 300x200 American Buttercream
2 sticks Butter (1 cup)
1/2 cup Shortening
1 box Sifted Confectioner’s Sugar (1 lb)
2 tbsp Water

Cream together the butter and shortening in a mixer on medium speed.
On low speed, slowly add confectioner’s sugar, until incorporated.
Add water to desired consistency.[/print_this]