Recipe from: Confessions of a Wannabe Baker

Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.