Basic Frosting For Decorating
If you want both red and green frosting, make two separate batches of this so you can tint each a separate color.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup shortening I use Spectrum
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 2-3 tablespoons liquid milk, water, or the spinach or beet purees
Combine powdered sugar and shortening and beat with hand mixer.
Add vanilla and almond extracts. While beating, add liquid, 1 tablespoons at a time, until you achieve the desired consistency.