1 cup shortening
1 cup butter
5 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
Cream together the shortening and the butter, add the almond extract and beat until fluffy.
Beat in the confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time. Add the milk alternately with the confectioners' sugar, one tablespoon at a time until the icing reaches the desired consistency. Color and decorate as desired.