Joshua John Russell Has Officially Found the Secret to Perfect Flower Piping Icing

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If you worry that the warmth of your hands will melt your piped flowers, here's a recipe that will help you keep your cool. It's from Joshua John Russell and it's just the thing for novices — the (sans-butter) buttercream can stand up to higher temperatures, so your flowers stay happy and perky. Let's pipe!

Flower Piping Icing

Yield: Makes about 2½ pounds

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (415 g) organic vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups (480 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Madagascar bourbon vanilla

Instructions

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