To make this into a non-refrigerator icing use water in place of cream and margarine in place of butter. This icing freezes well.
- In a bowl beat the shortening with butter, almond extract, vanilla and whipping cream until very smoooth and fluffy.
- Add in the confectioners sugar and beat until well combined and fluffy adding in more whipping cream if needed to create desired texture.
- Add in food colouring if using.