Servings 16Based on enough to frost a cake to serve 16 people
1 ½lbsof powdered confectioners sugarabout 6 cups
8ozcream cheeseroom temperature
½cupsalted butterroom temperature
In a large mixing bowl, beat powdered sugar on high speed for a few seconds to break up lumps.
Add the room temperature cream cheese, butter, and shortening. Beat on low, gradually increasing speed. Continue to beat, scraping the sides, on medium speed for 3 to 5 minutes until smooth and creamy.
Beat in the milk and vanilla and increase speed and beat for another 1 to 2 minutes until desired consistency.
This recipe makes enough to GENEROUSLY frost 12 - 16 cupcakes, or a layered 8 or 9 inch cake.