3 TBS butter, softened (really, margarine is disgusting, don't cheat)
2 c. sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla, almond, or lemon extract (pick your flavor choice!)
- Cream the butter. Gradually add the powdered sugar, salt, and flavoring.
If this icing seems to thin to you, add more sifted powdered sugar (sifting it makes it SO smooth and creamy). If it's too thick, add a little milk (no more than a tsp. at a time).
To make this chocolate icing, add (3) 1 oz. squares of melted bakers chocolate and cut the butter down to 2 TBS.