Wedding Cake Icing Be The First To Review By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 217 Print Very Easy! Add a little more water to ice the cake and a little less to make the decorations! Wedding Cake Icing Ingredients 1 cup shortening1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons clear imitation vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon almond extract1/2 cup water8 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar Instructions 1 Mix shortening, water, vanilla, almond extract, and half of the powdered sugar with a mixer for 5-10 minutes. (it’s very important to mix this long) 2 Add the rest of the powdered sugar and beat just enough to mix in. 3 Add additional water for desired consistency.