Crusting Cream Cheese Frosting

1 c butter, softened

1/2 c solid vegetable shortening

1 lb cream cheese, softened

1 Tbs clear vanilla

3 1/2 lbs sifted confectioner's sugar

1/2 tsp salt

Cream butter, shortening, cream cheese and extract. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and salt. Beat on low until nice and creamy.

This recipe is for stiff consistency. Use 3 lbs of sugar or thinner consistency. Smoothing tip: let cake sit for 15 minutes and then smooth with non-printed side of a paper towel.