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Creamy White Frosting

What you need: 

1/2 cup vegan buttery spread, softened
6 tablespoons shortening
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup warm soymilk

What you do: 

In a large bowl, cream vegan buttery spread, shortening, sugar and vanilla together.
Stir cornstarch into soymilk and add to shortening/sugar mixture. Beat at low speed until well blended. Beat another 5 to 7 minutes until icing is creamy.
Note: This icing will appear curdled at first, but continue beating and it will become smooth.
I hope you like it!

Preparation Time: 
about 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This recipe remained a bit gritty. I was beating for a long time before giving up (mind you, I used whole foods vegan sugar, which is white but is still not as refined as regular white sugar would be). It's oh-kay, edible, but not fantastic.

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Baypuppy- Try using the decorative frosting I reviewed a couple of days ago.  It was very tasty, and not grainy b/c it used powdered sugar.  I really think that granulated sugar would stay gritty here.

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i am looking for a frosting recipe. i am concerned about the use of regular sugar in here because it would remain gritty. does the beating really smooth it out? i ones used a bit of sweetened ground chocolate (coco and sugar essentially) and it was gritty even after mixing for a while. i would sub in powdered sugar and cut the cornstarch. you might need more sugar that is noted because that is a lot of liquid (the one i make is usually 1/2 pound of powdered sugar, 1/4 c of butter/shortening, and a bit of milk). this seems like it would be runny.

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for a reciipe like this, i believe it's granulated. hope it helps.  ;D

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Should we use powdered sugar or granulated sugar in this?

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