I've been making my own icing since I became a newlywed. My Mother-in-Law taught be way back when. I should state that she makes awesome icing! I've modified to suit our families taste but my hubs still prefers Mom's homemade cakes!
1 stick of butter and 1 tablespoon of butter (softened)
8 tablespoons of regular crisco
1 box of powdered sugar (10x sugar)
1-2 tablespoons of vanilla (use one then add second if needed)
splash of water
add butter and crisco to a mixer bowl and mix well, letting the mixture whip up smoothly and looking light/fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar mixing well. Add vanilla. Use a splash of water as needed to get the right consistency.
I like my icing a little wetter so I use more water, hubs likes it very dry and stiff so he uses less water. Just add a splash, mix, splash mix until it comes out how you like your icing to look.
If you have any questions please leave a comment below and I will respond back! Thanks for stopping by!