Sugar Frosting Starter Recipe

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 (8 oz.) pkg. Cream cheese, softened
½ cup vegetable shortening
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (2lb)pkg. Domino confectioners sugar

  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine first four ingredients. Beat on medium speed until thick. Reduce speed; add extract and gradually add sugar while mixing. Add water; beat until smoth. Divide frosting into 1 cup servings for color and flavor variations, or store for later use. Yields 6 cups.
  • Red raspberry flavor:
  • Combine 1 cup frosting starter and 2 tablespoon seedless raspberry jam in a bowl. Add 2-4 drops red food coloring gel and mix well. 
Sugar Frosting Starter Recipe

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    1. dorthyfromkansas@hotmail.com9:19 PM

      Copied above frosting starter recipe....directions say to add water and beat until smooth. I don't see the the recipe calls for water? How much water do I add?