Snow Frosting

1 teaspoonful corn starch

1/4 cupful water

1 tablespoonful lemon juice

Confectioner's sugar (about 1 1/2 cupfuls)

Boil the corn starch and water five minutes, add the lemon juice and stir in the sugar till of the right consistency to spread.

Orange Or Lemon Frosting

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoonfuls orange or lemon juice

Few grains salt Confectioner's sugar to spread

Add the fruit juice and salt to the egg yolks. Beat slightly, and, gradually, whip in confectioner's sugar to spread.

Vinegar Frosting

2 egg whites, beaten stiff 1 tablespoonful vinegar 1 tablespoonful corn starch

1/2 teaspoonful lemon extract Confectioner's sugar to spread, about 2 cupfuls

Beat together all the ingredients, adding sugar until the frosting is stiff enough to spread. This is especially good on a spice cake.

Quick Coffee Icing

2 tablespoonfuls very strong coffee 1 tablespoonful cream

Confectioner's sugar to spread, about 1 1/2 cupfuls

Heat the coffee, add the cream and vanilla, and gradually beat in the confectioner's sugar until the frosting is of the right consistency to spread.

Ornamental Frosting

4 egg whites 4 cupfuls confectioner's sugar

1/3 teaspoonful cream of tartar

Beat the egg whites with 1/2 cupful of the sugar for three minutes; then commence adding sugar in equal quantities, beating between the additions till half is used. Add the cream of tartar with the third cupful of sugar; then continue adding sugar, a little at a time, till a knife makes a "clean cut" in the frosting. It is then ready to use.

Maple Icing

1 egg yolk

3 tablespoonfuls maple syrup

Few drops vanilla

Confectioner's sugar Chopped walnuts or hickory nuts

Mix together the egg yolk, syrup and vanilla, and beat in sifted confectioner's sugar till stiff enough to spread. Sprinkle the cake, when iced, with the chopped nuts.

Mocha Frosting

1 1/2 cupfuls confectioner's sugar 1 teaspoonful vanilla

2 1/2 tablespoonfuls strong coffee 1/2 tablespoonful cocoa 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls butter

Cream the butter, add the cocoa and powdered sugar, gradually, until it begins to get thick, then add a little of the coffee and sugar, alternately, putting the vanilla in last.

Fig Frosting Or Filling

Make according to the recipe for Boiled Frosting and add 1 1/4 cupfuls of chopped dried figs, just before the frosting is ready to spread. This also makes a delicious cake filling.

Marshmallow Frosting

Make according to the recipe for Boiled Frosting and add five quartered marshmallows just before beating the mixture.

Walnut Cream Frosting

Make according to the recipe for Boiled Frosting, adding a half cupful of coarsely-chopped walnuts or hickory nut meats before beating the mixture.