How to make it

  • In a large bowl, stir together the shortening and corn syrup. Mix in the salt and vanilla flavoring, then gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar until it is a stiff dough. If you are using a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment. Otherwise, knead by hand. If the dough is sticky, knead in more confectioners' sugar until it is smooth. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
  • To use, roll out on a clean surface that has been dusted with confectioners' sugar until it is 1/8 inch thick or thinner if you can. Drape over frosted and chilled cakes and smooth the sides down, or cut into strips to make bows and other decorations.

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  • sadieeesadie 3 years ago
    how much does this make? I need 78 oz worth lol:)
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  • sunnee2000 3 years ago
    I'm going to try this tonight!
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  • brittanybop 4 years ago
    I am trying to make my son his first birthday cake and am a little nervious...if you have any other suggestions please let me know on the site. :)
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  • andiecooks 4 years ago
    thank you so much for this recipe..learning a lot here at GR!! BEAUTIFUL cake, you are an artist!
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  • asmith 4 years ago
    Wow! That IS easy! Totally saving this recipe, I don't make decorated cakes often but I love it when I do, looking forward to trying this! Thanks so much.
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