This makes enough icing for me to put on a 2 layer cake.  I don’t like a lot so you may need to whip up a little more if you like a lot of icing.  This provides enough for a thin layer, just enough to taste!

*about 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar  (i usually end up adding a little more to get the consistency I want)

*1 teaspoon vanilla

*approximately 3 tablespoons hot water

Mix all together.  You can substitute other flavorings for the vanilla, but it is my preference.  To create the violet color used in my spring cake, add 1 drop blue, and 3 drops of red!