I love this buttercream frosting recipe! I have several buttercream frosting recipes, but this one definitely is my favorite! I've added cocoa powder, peanut butter, flavoring, etc to change this up with great luck.
1 Cup Shortening (white, not butter flavored)
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream (May need a few additional Tbsp to get desired consistency)
In mixing bowl, cream shortening until fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar until blended; then add salt, vanilla, and whipping cream. Beat for 2 minutes until good and fluff. Add a tablespoon of cream at a time to get frosting to desired consistency.