Recipe from: Confessions of a Wannabe Baker

Buttercream Icing


1 c. white vegetable shortening (crisco)

1/4 tsp vanilla flavor (use clear vanilla extract if want white icing)

1/2 tsp butter flavor

2 Tbsp water

1 lb powdered sugar – sifted

1 Tbsp –Wilton Meringue Powder

pinch of salt


In mixer cream shortening, flavors and water. Sift sugar and meringue powder together. Slowly add to the mixture. Add water until you get desired consistency.