Snow White Buttercream Frosting

Snow White Buttercream Frosting

Love is in the air for this buttercream recipe! It’s a classic wedding cake frosting because of the pure white color you can achieve. This snow white frosting recipe is great for piping borders and creating beautiful buttercream flowers.
  • Prep20 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount7 cups


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  1. In a large bowl, beat 2/3 cup water and meringue powder with an electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form, about 1-2 minutes. Add salt.
  2. While continuing to beat at low speed, gradually add 6 cups powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl often.
  3. Add shortening and beat until fully combined. Add remaining 1/4 cup water, beating until smooth.
  4. Add remaining 6 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well on low speed after each addition. Continue scraping down the bottom and sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Add corn syrup and flavorings; beat at low speed until light and fluffy.


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