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       Title: Decorator Frosting
  Categories: Frosting, Cakes, Easter
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1    Stick margarine
     2/3 c  Shortening
       1 lb Confectioners' sugar
       1 t  Vanilla extract
     1/2 t  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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