Frosting Starter Recipe
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup all-vegetable shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (2 lb.) pkg. Domino® Confectioners Sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
Instructions: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine first four ingredients. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Reduce speed; add extract and gradually add sugar while mixing. Add water; beat until smooth. Divide frosting into 1-cup servings for color and flavor variations, or store for later use. Yields 6 cups.
One cup of frosting will cover 3 to 6 cupcakes, depending on decorating style.
Frosting Starter Flavors
Domino® Sugar Frosting Starter is either delicious on its own, or it can be the base for various colors and flavors. Try your favorite for a rainbow of frostings:
Combine 1 cup Frosting Starter and 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam in a bowl. Add 2 to 4 drops red food coloring gel and mix well.
Combine 1 cup Frosting Starter and 2 tablespoons grape jam in a bowl. Add 2 to 4 drops red food coloring gel and mix well.
Combine 1 cup Frosting Starter and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract in a bowl. Add 2 to 4 drops blue food coloring gel and mix well.
Combine 1 cup Frosting Starter and 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract in a bowl. Add 2 to 4 drops green food coloring gel and mix well.
Combine 1 cup Frosting Starter and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract in a bowl. Add 2 to 4 drops yellow food coloring gel and mix well.
Combine 1 cup Frosting Starter and 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract in a bowl. Add 2 to 4 drops orange food coloring gel and mix well.
Gel Food Coloring Tips
- Gel food coloring can be found in craft or grocery stores wherever candy and cake decorating supplies are sold.
- Use 1 drop for a lighter shade of color or 2 to 4 drops per cup of frosting for deeper, brighter shades.
Frosting Starter Storage Tips
Our Frosting Starter is perfect to make ahead and keep stored for whenever you need frosting. Follow this easy storage tip to have 1-cup measurements of homemade frosting ready to flavor and frost at a moment’s notice.
- Line a 1-cup measuring cup with plastic wrap, leaving a few inches of wrap around the edges. Fill cup with frosting. Wrap the frosting, being sure it is airtight, and repeat with remaining frosting until you have several 1-cup servings of frosting. Store wrapped frosting in large freezer bags.
- Mark the bag with the date, especially when making several batches.
- Refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze up to one month until ready to use.
- Before using, let frosting sit out until it reaches room temperature. Flavor as desired.