You will Need:
Baked and cooled cake – Frosted with buttercream
Buttercream (see recipe below)
Blue food color gel
Easy Buttercream Decorator’s Frosting
1 cup softened butter
1 cup shortening (Crisco or Great Value Walmart brand are good)
6 – 7 cups of sifted powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk or whipping cream
1-2 teaspoons clear extract or flavored syrups (I use many but mostly like pure almond)
Beat butter until light and fluffy. Addd shortening until well blended. Slowly add one-half cup of powdered sugar at a time until you get the consistency you like. Add milk and extracts if needed. Beat well until smooth.
Can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator.
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