Buttercream Frosting (dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free with options for corn-free and egg-free)
1 cup Palm Shortening
1 tsp. Clear Vanilla Extract (if you want a white icing. If you need a corn-free vanilla extract, try this recipe using a corn-free vodka)
2 Tbs. Water
1 lb. Powdered Sugar (365 Organic has a corn-free powdered sugar, using tapioca starch instead of cornstarch OR you can make your own corn-free powdered sugar)
1 Tbs. Meringue Powder (omit for egg allergies)
Pinch of Sea Salt (optional, but it cuts the sweetness a bit. A pinch is just under 1/8 tsp.)
- Cream together the shortening, vanilla and water, then add the powdered sugar (and meringue powder if you decide to use that).
- Beat the icing for 5 minutes, this will make it light and fluffy.