Creamy White Frosting
1 cup shortening
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, orange extract, or almond extract
4-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Try This Technique:
1. Beat shortening, vanilla, and extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Slowly add half of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk.
2. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar and enough of the remaining milk to reach spreading consistency. Tint with food coloring. Makes about 3 cups frosting.