Wedding Cake Icing


This wedding cake frosting is very easy. Thin it with a little more water to ice the cake, or use a little less to make the decorations.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 cups


  • 1 cup shortening

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons clear imitation vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • 8 cups sifted powdered sugar, divided


  1. Combine shortening, water, vanilla, salt, and almond extract in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until smooth and creamy. Gradually mix in 1/2 of the powdered sugar, then continue to mix for a minimum of 5 minutes (or preferably up to 10 minutes).

  2. Mix in remaining powdered sugar just until combined. Add additional water if needed to reach desired spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
6g Fat
27g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 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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