So, You’re a PTA Mom, Now What? Frosting

1390556_10201610767843494_1872603548_nYesterday was my PTA mom initiation. I made cupcakes for I think the first time ever. I even bought the two-story carrier as a resignation to my fate. Fancy, huh? On the bright side, I got to have icing for breakfast. This is my mother-in-law’s recipe. It’s really fluffy and not super sweet. Makes enough icing for a two layer cake or 24 cupcakes plus a little leftover.

4 tbs flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup sortening
1 cup sugar (regular white, weird for frosting, I know)
1 tsp vanilla

Mix flour and milk in saucepan. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until thick. Set aside until cool. While that is cooling, put the butter in a medium bowl to soften. Cream butter and shorting  for 4 minutes with a mixer at medium speed. Gradually add sugar and beat 4 more minutes. Add flour paste and beat 4 more minutes (at this point I wish I had a standing mixer). Add vanilla and beat until mixed in.

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