*Note: Clear butter & clear almond extracts can be included with or substituted for the vanilla. Flavorings can be up to a total of 2 t. DIRECTIONS: Sift the powdered sugar and meringue powder into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Cream shortening, butter, flavorings and water. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together. Blend an additional minute or so until creamy.
I didn't use the meringue powder and it turned out fine; I also replaced the water with milk. If you want more vanilla flavor add and additional tsp of vanilla (if you don't have clear, it's fine) and omit 1/2 tbsp of water.