3/4 cup shortening (Crisco vegetable shortening works the best)
3/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons champagne (non-alcoholic champagne is easily found at a variety of stores)
4 1/2 cups XXX powdered sugar
In a bowl beat shortening and butter until combined. Beat in champagne. Beat in sifted powdered sugar.
If necessary, beat in additional champagne to make frosting spreading consistency. Add strawberry, orange, or vanilla flavoring if you wish. Top frosted cupcakes with edible glitter! What a great way to usher out a decade that, by all accounts, really fell flat!