Wedding Cake Icing


Very Easy! Add a little more water to ice the cake and a little less to make the decorations!

4 cups


  • 1 cup shortening

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons clear imitation vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • ½ cup water

  • 8 cups sifted confectioners' sugar


  1. Mix shortening, water, vanilla, almond extract, and half of the powdered sugar with a mixer for 5-10 minutes. (it's very important to mix this long)

  2. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and beat just enough to mix in.

  3. Add additional water for desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
13g Fat
63g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Total Sugars 61g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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