Delicious Buttercream Icing Be The First To Review By Dodie1973 recipe This is a basic buttercream icing that tastes really yummy! Delicious Buttercream Icing Ingredients 1 cup shortening1/2 tsp salt1tsp vanilla extract2 tsp. butter extract1/2 tsp almond extractjust under 1/2 cup of water1 two pound bag of confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar) Instructions Mix well the shortening, water and extracts. Add about half of the confectioner’s sugar and blend well. Gradually adding the rest of the confectioner’s sugar. Beat until well blended.