You can use this icing for a variety of recipes, but it was really designed for cakes and a light taste on cookies; it will not be thick cake icing like you see on Betty Crocker boxes. It can be thickened by adding extra powdered sugar, and of course thinned with extra water. As a variation, try replacing the vanilla extract with almond, maple, or any other preferred extract if you'd like to specially flavor your icing, and color it with food coloring. This icing is a great way to add sweetness to your baking without having to use store-bought icing.



Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and vanilla. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time until smooth.

Yield: Enough.
Source: Paraphrased from Telesco, A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook
Use for: Anytime, any appropriate cakes or cookies!


Fresh from the tanning spa,
her cheeks flushed she
tasted of mint and salt

She pulled off her sweater, allowing access to
goose bump shoulders

My fingers traced the line between her waistband and her
It was sweet,

the colour of sugar

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