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  • 8 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese, soften
  • 4 ounces Unsalted Butter, soften (1 stick)
  • ½ cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • Pinch Salt
  • 8 Tablespoons Milk
  • 4 lbs Powdered Sugar


Step 1: In a stand mixer cream Philadelphia Cream Cheese, butter and vegetable shortening for 1 minute on medium speed.

Step 2: Add Meringue powder, vanilla extract, salt, and milk, beat for 2 minutes until smooth.

Step 3: Add two cups of powdered sugar at a time on low speed, until all the powdered sugar is incorporated.

Step 4: Scrape the sides of the bowl and continue to beat icing for 7 minutes, until smooth and creamy.