TO MAKE ICING FOR CAKES
Everyday Cookbook, Unknown
Beat the white of two small eggs to a high froth; then add to them quarter of a pound of white sugar, ground fine, like flour; flavor with lemon extract, or vanilla; beat it until it is light, and very white, but not quite so stiff as kiss mixture; the longer it is beaten, the more firm it will become. No more sugar must be added to make it so. Beat the frosting until it may be spread smoothly on the cake. This quantity will ice quite a large cake, over the top and sides.