This different coloured icing is from my Care Bear Cake, which turned out great.
My sister-in-law gave me this frosting recipe, when I asked her if she thinks I'd be able to pipe a Care Bear cake for my daughter's 3rd Birthday Party. I told her that I have no prior piping knowledge and that this kind of thing really isn't my forte. Having piped many cakes, she told me that it really all comes down to the frosting recipe and that this one has never failed her, yet.
Makes 3 cups of Frosting
*1/2 cup of solid vegetable shortening (it's easy to use Crisco - 1 stick) *1/2 cup butter (1 stick) *1 teaspoon of vanilla *4 cups sifted icing sugar *2 tbsp milk
Beat butter and shortening together with a mixer. Ad the vanilla and mix it in. Gradually add the sugar, one cup at a time. Beat well on medium speed after each addition. When all of the sugar has been mixed in, it will look kind of dry - that's a good thing. Mix in the milk and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
This Frosting can be made ahead of time and put in the fridge - just put a damp piece of paper towel/tea towel over the bowl to prevent the frosting from getting crusty.