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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting | My Little Pony Cake

This My Little Pony Cake is very simple and straightforward to make and will dazzle your birthday girl! Check out my steps and tips to make and assemble this cake.
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday cake, drip cake, my little pony cake
Author: Jennifer Locklin


  • 1 tablespoon Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups solid vegetable shortening
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter softened – not melted
  • 12 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 4 - 2 lb bags)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk


  • In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  • Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
  • Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.


This is enough frosting to ice a 3-layer, 8-inch cake, plus 12 cupcakes.