tablespoons of meringue powder
cups solid Crisco shortening
teaspoon of lemon juice or flavoring or (almond flavoring)
pounds of confectioners' sugar
cup of water (approx.)
Whip meringue powder according to package directions, till soft peaks form. Cream in shortening and vanilla & lemon flavor. Add 1/4 cup of water and one pound of the powdered sugar and blend until moistened; then beat until icing is smooth, scrape sides & bottom of bowl often. Add the remaining water and sugar. Stir until moistened then mix until icing is smooth and fluffy. Add additional water a few drops at a time, if you desire a thinner spreading consistency. To stiffen, add more confectioners' sugar. Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. Refrigerate leftover icing in airtight container. Rewhip before using.