From cake decorating class.
cups solid crisco shortening
heaping Tbsp. dry powdered dream whip
cup all-purpose flour
tsp. powdered van-o-van (if don't have use extra vanilla)
tsp. clear vanilla flavoring
tsp. lemon flavoring
pounds confectioners' 10x powdered sugar
cup cold water
Cream shortening with electric mixer at low speed. Add powdered dream whip and flour; mix until well blended. Blend van-o-van and lemon and vanilla flavoring into the creamed mixture. Add 1/4 cup water and one pound 10x sugar and blend until moistened; then beat on #4 speed until icing is smooth. Scrape sides and bottom of mixing bowl often. Add the remainig water and sugar. Stir until moistened. Mix at #4 speed 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 you're ready to use it. Refrigerate leftover icing in an airtight container. Rewhip before using. NOTE: For chocolate frosting, add 3/4 cup cocoa.