Cake: Duncan Hines White Cake Mix (Make sure you just use the egg whites to make the cake light and fluffy!)
Buttercream Icing: Wilton's Recipe (I made five batches of this and doubled the recipe to cut down on time) 1 tsp clear vanilla extract (Michael's and JoAnn's Fabric sells it) 1 tsp. butter extract Pinch of salt 2 Tbsp. milk or water (I used water) 1 cup solid vegetable shortening (I used Crisco) 1 lb. confectioners' sugar (1 box)
1. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a large mixing bowl. 2. Measure remaining ingredients into the same bowl. 3. Blend on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together. Scrape bowl when necessary. 4. Blend an additional minute or so, until creamy
To convert stiff icing to medium consistency, add one teaspoonful of milk or water to each cupful of stiff icing. (I did this for my colored icing...I added about 3 teaspoons of water to my one batch to get my desired consistency).
Till next time, let your light shine!