|1 pounds||Confectioners' sugar|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|½ teaspoon||Almond extract|
Cream margarine and shortening with electric mixer. Add confectioners' sugar and mix well. Add vanilla and almond extract and continue to beat for several minutes until almost white. When ready to pipe through pastry tube, thin slightly with water or milk, added a tablespoon at a time. Mix in tint, as desired.
Makes 4 cups.
Texturing: Use knife to make swirls, fork to make lines, or pastry bag with basketweave tip. If desired, pipe rosettes around base of cake for a finished look. For Easter basket "grass," tint shredded coconut green with liquid food color mixed with water. Scatter jelly beans around the basket or decorate with brightly dyed eggs.
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