9 cups confectioners' sugar (about 2lbs)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract

In top of double boiler, mix all ingredients; heat over boiling water just to lukewarm. Remove from heat. Leave icing over hot water to keep it thin; tint with food color if you wish. If necessary, add hot water, a few drops at a time, until of spreading consistency.