I am using the basic Wilton butter cream recipe.
1 cup Crisco
2 tbsp milk or water
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb Powder Sugar (roughly 4 cups)
1 tbsp meringue powder
I was able to do 3 batches at once in the blender. Then I dumped it into a 5 gallon bucket. In total I put 9 batches into the bucket. This will be the dark green base color and the glue to hold the cake together.
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I made 5 more batches for the lighter color that will be the thinner top layer.
This was only a 2 hour project from start to cleaned up, but to them it was pretty much a week of torment.
I had been trying to do the math on how much icing I really need to make. When I got to the second to last batch and realized I was going to run out of Crisco soon, I decided that would be a good stopping point.