For those of you who dislike the creamy taste of butter in your buttercream frosting recipe, here’s another version that uses a high ratio shortening called Sweetex. I recently took a cake decorating class and came across this recipe which is very easy to make, colors well, tastes great, and is easy to work with. The original recipe called for meringue powder which I left out because it contained eggs. You can make this recipe 1 week in advance and store it in the fridge for a few weeks. The picture above is from my son’s 1st Birthday party where I made mini-cupcakes with this buttercream frosting for all the guests. I colored the frosting yellow and blue to go with his Mod Monkey theme! They turned out great!
You should be able to find Sweetex at your local baking store or online. From what i’ve found, the ingredients of Sweetex are vegan, but if anyone else finds otherwise, please let me know!
Below is another cookie-monster cake I made using this buttercream frosting. It holds up great!
Vegan Buttercream Frosting