Bake cake according to directions in a large pan. Cool, cut and shape into scarecrow figure.
Cream shortening, salt and flavoring until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar a box at a time, with 1/4 cup of water. Blend well after each addition, (This will make too much for this certain cake, but you can cut it in half.) Frost and decorate like scarecrow.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana