XXXX confectioner's sugar is the best sugar for icing, it cost a little more but is cheaper in the long run, as it takes up more sugar.
Plain water icing is made by simply mixing sifted powdered sugar with cold water. Goods iced with this icing should be set in the oven a few seconds to dry.
Boiled water icing is made by using boiling water in place of cold. Goods iced with this icing need not be returned to the oven.
Take the whites of two eggs and one cup sugar, and whip thoroughly, if flavoring is wanted add before commencing to beat.
Beat the whites of two eggs very stiff, add one cup of sugar and whip into the eggs, add sugar little at a time.
Wet one cupful of sugar with a little water, and let boil until it threads or drops from a spoon or gets hard in water, beat the whites of two eggs very stiff, pour the sugar into the eggs, whipping all the time. If flavoring is wanted add to taste.
Grate one lemon rind and all taking out the seeds. Take one cup of sugar, add a little water and set on fire and let boil until it ropes or drops from the spoon, beat the white of one egg stiff, pour in the sugar, beating all the time, then beat in the grated lemon.