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Decorated Jamaican Christmas Cake

Buttercream Icing Recipe

Delicious Buttercream Icing Recipe to make your Jamaican Christmas cake beautiful.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 191kcal
Author myjamaicanrecipes.com


  • 2 lbs Powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Almond flavoring can be used
  • 1 cup Crisco Shortening
  • 1 can Wilton Color Mist


  • Place 1 lb. powdered sugar,1 tbsp vanilla or almond flavoring into a measuring cup. Add enough water to total 1/2 cup
  • Mix Crisco, liquid and 1lb of the powdered sugar in an electric mixer. When well blended, slowly add the remainder of powder sugar. This is a thick icing. (This icing can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered bowl.)
  • Have a cup with warm water and a large knife, Cover entire cake with icing and smooth cake over by dipping knife in warm water. Allow icing to dry for 1 hr.
  • Fill a Wilton parchment 15" triangle decorating bag with a 106 or 107-star tip.  Start piping stars from the base of the cake in rows covering the entire cake. Allow icing to dry.
  • Spray halfway up the cake from the base with red Wilton color mist. Decorate with edible ornamental Xmas trees. Sprinkle entire cake with white sugar crystals


Serving: 01 | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg