My Favorite Frosting For Kids

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I love frosting. Looooove. My favorite part of any cake is the frosting, and I would be content only eating frosting and leaving the cake part out. I like all kinds of frosting. Over the years, I have found at birthday parties that not all kids like all kinds of frosting. Cream cheese frosting? Not for everyone. Chocolate? Nope. It is all divine to me, so I could never understand it.


My Favorite Frosting For Kids



One birthday party, I tried this recipe for Brayden’s cake, and for the first time ever, every child ate the frosting. Since that day, it is the only frosting I make for friend parties and it has consistently been a hit every single time. 


Creamy White Frosting



  • 1 cup shortening (I use butter-flavored shortening)
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla 
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon, orange, or almond extract (I only do almond)
  • 4.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring if desired


  1. Mix shortening, vanilla, and extract in a medium bowl with an electric mixer for about 30 seconds.
  2. Slowly add half of the powdered sugar.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  4. Slowly add the rest of the powdered sugar.
  5. Add in as much milk as you need to get the consistency you want for spreading. 
  6. Add food coloring as desired for the color you want.

It is that simple!


My Favorite Frosting For Kids



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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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